Stephanie answered some of our questions about her volunteer commitment at Family Promise of Waukesha County.
Why did you get involved with Family Promise of Waukesha County?
I have been volunteering for Family Promise for about 4 years. The past two years I have been on the Board of Trustees. I was looking for an organization in which my son and I could serve together. I am glad Family Promise allows families to serve together.
Why is serving low income families and families experiencing homelessness important?
I have always liked helping people. Families that don’t have their basic needs filled is heartbreaking. I have been through hard times myself. People need people.
What are the challenges facing the families we serve?
There are lots of barriers to homeless families. Changing behaviors and being consistent is extremely difficult.
In what ways do you volunteer for Family Promise? What is most rewarding?
I serve on the Board of Directors and help serve families at the congregations. They are both very different. I feel they are both rewarding. I love meeting and helping families directly and indirectly on the board.
Why should others consider getting involved- especially on the board level?
To know you are helping someone is a beautiful thing. The decisions made by the board are focused on how to better help others.