Each year we invite members of the community to spend a night at our annual…
Park Avenue to Park Bench
Jeanne Albaugh was born and raised in Davie, FL. She married well and lived the high life, driving high end cars and wearing expensive jewelry. She attained the position of Vice President of the Davie Rodeo and was in the top 10 of barrel riders in the country; the very picture of a successful Davie girl. That life came to an abrupt halt when Jeanne had a bad fall that broke her back. This led to depression, which eventually led to homelessness. Jeanne knows the pain and despair that many who are experiencing homelessness feel. This is why she serves the homeless population now. She is absolutely dedicated to service!
Jeanne understands that the stereotypes of people experiencing homelessness are not true pictures. Did you know that the number 1 cause of homelessness is job loss? It can lead to divorce, the breakdown of the family and then they’re living on the street. Many people are just 1 catastrophe away from homelessness! Then there’s mental illness, i.e. PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia and depression. These also lead to homelessness – among our young people, elderly, and veterans. This can also be from trauma – various forms of trauma cause PTSD. Showering Love is dedicated to service! Showering Love is serving all of these sufferers.
Truly Dedicated to Service
Showering Love offers more than just showers – we offer wrap-around services that encourage self-sufficiency. At our events, we serve as a bridge to resources – you need ID? We can help with that. Do you need a bus pass? We can help with that, too! Showering Love also partners with other organizations. Homeless Hearts Food, Inc. might be there offering non-perishable foods. Abigayle’s Angels are often there to provide backpacks, and the Janes brothers are cutting hair! In Miami, we often partner with Make the Homeless Smile, and after a hot shower, in clean clothes, full of good food – they are smiling! We are dedicated to service!
Showering Love offers many volunteer opportunities. So, if you, too are dedicated to service, give us a call and we’ll find just the right spot for you on our team!!