As we moved into the new CARE House building in January 2011, the children and adults who found hope and healing at the old building were asked to write and draw on its walls, to say their good-byes and share their feelings.
These are some of their touching messages:
"In so many ways you've saved my life. If it wasn't for CARE House, I wouldn't be here today. Thank you."
"What would the world be without dreamers? You make a difference."
"The world breaks us. Some are stronger at the broken places."
"I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."
"This is the first room where I had my sessions – I'll miss it – Bye Bye."
"Although it may seem you walk a path of darkness alone, you don't. Someone is right there with you. Never give up hope."
"I'll remember you always even though you're gone."
"I look around this room and see all of the lives you have affected. You are a gift."
"You won't hurt forever."
"Some things are meant to be broken so others can put them back together."
"Will I forget CARE House? Not in my lifetime!"
"Words cannot describe or express our gratitude and appreciation."
"Challenge = growth."
"Life is beautiful!"
"I survived...you can too. You're not alone."
"I love you, CARE House. You made me smile again."