Melissa’s Story

When Melissa and her kids moved to Bloomington 3 years ago, they were seeking shelter and safety from a domestic violence situation. She had nothing but the clothing on her back. Melissa eventually found City Church and Healing Hands Outreach Center (HHOC). Over the last few years, Melissa has frequented HHOC regularly, and not just by herself. She will often bring her children with her. Melissa said that because of the generosity of HHOC, her kids have a heart for giving back to those in need. “We are about to move, and my six-year-old has been making a pile of toys she no longer plays with and wants to donate them back to the outreach center…Melissa later said, “My life has been entirely transformed by the grace of God and those at City Church and Healing Hands Outreach Center.”