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“When I became pregnant I was scared, and all alone. I felt so confused and unsure of the way my life would be. I went to a home that helped me. They taught me how to change; they picked me up and let me in…they loved me and nurtured me.”

– Joyce, former resident

“A great big thanks to the New Gen folks for remembering my birthday after all these years, that really means a lot! As for Ruthie, I will NEVER FORGET the day I met her and how she chose me as one of the lucky ones to be a part of New Generation so many years ago. I will always be indebted to her and Toni Trotzer for being instrumental in guiding me during troubled times. So, please let her know that not only do I return the “Hello” but I would like to extend a “Thank you Ruthie!”‘

– Ursula, former resident

“Thanks to New Generation, I was able to prepare for the birth of my child within a safe and loving environment, and get back on my feet prepared for a new life. Seven years later I still benefit from the knowledge and friends I made at New Generation. Because of the relationship I built with one resident I was able to earn my college degree by swapping baby-sitting time and having her all-around support when times were tough. I am proud of what New Generation has helped me and many other women accomplish: to become positive, educated parents and role models for our children and productive members of our communities.”

– Amy, former resident

“New Generation takes in women who are expecting a child and teaches them all that they are willing to learn. New Generation is exactly what it sounds like – a new generation coming into this world. And if you want a second chance to make life better, this would be your opportunity.”

– Charity, former resident

“The shelter is a real home and the staff want to see all the residents succeed. It’s not just a room and board facility. Their onsite support and the connections they provided to other community resources were so beneficial.”

– former resident

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“A great big thanks to the New Gen folks for remembering my birthday after all these years, that really means a lot! As for Ruthie, I will NEVER FORGET the day I met her and how she chose me as one of the lucky ones to be a part of New Generation so many years ago. I will always be indebted to her and Toni Trotzer for being instrumental in guiding me during troubled times. So, please let her know that not only do I return the ‘Hello,’ but I would like to extend a ‘Thank you Ruthie!'”
UrsulaFormer Resident