Thelma’s Story

My name is Thelma. I am 35 years old with kids. Before I cam to Rainbow Village my life was unbelievable. I have been married twice. My first marriage was terrible. I put up with a person that loved to fight and drink. I got tired of this and somehow managed to meet my second husband that I thought was going to be something that was going to last but turned out I was wrong again. Six months before I found Rainbow Village my kids and I lived almost everywhere. I had to take my kids over to my first husband’s house to let them sleep there at night while I slept in the car. My kids would go to school hungry and full of worry.

When I moved to Rainbow Village I never knew that the light could shine so bright. I never knew that someone could truly care about my kids and me. I was surrounded by positive people that made a real difference in my life. I never knew that the steps of life start within myself. Rainbow Village gave me something that will never be forgotten: love, shelter, skills, a job and lots of other things. I hope in the future that my kids will be able to finish school and attend college. I also hope that I will be able to be strong enough to support them financially, to buy a house and save money for our future.


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    Connectivity Wireless Solutions helps us swing into Spring!

    Our Spring grounds spruce up just got a big boost from new Rainbow Village partner Connectivity Wireless Solutions!
    Our families always enjoy being outside during the warm months and we are sure this new swing installed by the Connectivity Wireless Solutions crew will be a favorite gathering spot for all ages.
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    To find out how your company can be a Rainbow Village partner, contact Community Engagement Director Michelle Alcorn at 770-497-1888 or email Michelle at malcorn@rainbowvillage.org.
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