A Calling to Help Others

It is natural to reflect as well as celebrate on the occasion of Tabor’s 50th anniversary; 50 years is a long time by any standard. In my time here, I have read and often thought about our history because I believed understanding it and the things that have made Tabor’s development and success possible over the years would help reveal clues that could be ingredients for its future success. Among the many factors that have contributed to Tabor’s success – its mission, our staff and their approach to helping people, the support of so many individuals, businesses, churches, foundations and government agencies – I have come to believe the sense of calling to help others who are struggling that o

The Road to Home

Shanea is a single mother of two children, Miracle, 6 years old, and Andre, 2 years old. She lived with her aunt and children in a house, but in October 2017 she was shocked to find an eviction notice on the front door. Without any warning, her aunt had already left. Shanea had to leave and find a place to live. With no one in her family able to help her, Shanea paid her babysitter to keep the children during the day and sleep in her home at night. However, Shanea could not stay there. At this time she had a job working nights with dementia patients, and there were nights were she could sleep at work. During the day she was able to spend time with her children. When unable to sleep at work

Beginning a New Life

Randi is a single mother of two children. She has a 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. Her daughter lives with her, and her son lives with his father. In the past, she has admittedly made some poor decisions, but is driven to create a brighter future for herself and her children. She understands that in order for this to happen, she must make serious changes in her life. Caught in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse, Randi was incarcerated a few times over the past several years. Her life became a revolving door in and out of prison. She knew that she couldn’t continue to surround herself with individuals who would negatively influence her life. She didn’t want to end up in situations

Passing It On

After emigrating from Lima, Peru, as a single woman with no family and few belongings, Luisa lived in New York City for 14 years. In 2009 she moved to Lancaster, and a year later became a citizen of the United States, working full-time as a seamstress. When Luisa was unemployed for over a year, she paid her bills with credit cards. As her debts became unmanageable, she spoke to an acquaintance who suggested she contact Tabor Community Services. Having a dream of starting a business, Luisa enrolled in a debt management plan through Tabor’s Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center and was debt-free in five years. She also completed Tabor’s Matched Savings Program. Luisa also worked wit

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