Sunday, March 21, 2021

An Engaging & Inspiring Evening with Friends of Guest House

 

S4G Members Powerful Discussion with Friends of Guest House

'Be kind.  Everyone has pain in their lives.'

This was the advice Maddison shared with members of Social4Good who gathered together virtually to discuss the powerful documentary 'Guest House.'  The film followed three women as they experienced reintegration from the prison system through their six months at Guest House. 

 
'She smiled at me like I wasn't a criminal or a drug addict.'

Joining S4G for the discussion were FoGH Executive Director, Kari Galloway and Director of Marketing and Development, Marissa Tordella; documentarian, Hanna Dweck; and two of the women whose stories were featured in the film, Maddison and Grace.   Inspiring, moving, and courageous were words used by members to describe the women of Guest House.  During our conversation, Maddison and Grace answered questions about their lives then and now with the same honesty that made watching the film so compelling.  While they radiated hope and confidence, their lives have been dramatically impacted by the pandemic, changes in the job market and challenges in finding a job with a criminal record. 
 

'We should not be judged by our least best moments'

The strength and commitment of FoGH staff and counselors was well  captured in the documentary and in the progress they continue to make.  Through advocacy, programs and ongoing support that helps the women of Guest House pursue their dreams, they are ensuring that their past does not define their future.  If you'd like to support Friends of Guest House: 

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