Living Spaces reports that they recently donated furniture and mattresses to Precious Life Shelter in an effort to enhance the living quarters for the mothers and babies they serve. On February 6th, 2019, eight members of the Living Spaces management team from La Mirada, CA unloaded a delivery of twin mattresses and dressers. This giving event took place at the Precious Life Shelter location in the city of Los Alamitos, CA.
Serving over a hundred homeless pregnant women a year, Precious Life Shelter was in need of firm, comfortable and durable mattress. This donation helped replace a significant portion of the shelter’s furniture, some of which the establishment has had in their possession since 1992. Many of the previous beds and dressers had been used daily since 2001. With the need for constant repair after eighteen years, time along with normal wear and tear had taken its toll.
“Beds are taken for granted unless you have never had one of your own, “ states Theresa Murphy, President and CEO of Precious Life Shelter. “Many of our residents come from the foster system and all of them come from the streets. Their sleeping quarters are where they can hide and be safe not looking or believing that comfort is possible.”
Rachel, a resident of the shelter who had previously slept in a tent on the streets of Los Angeles for six years, said upon lying down on one of the beds, “This is what sleeping in heaven must feel like.”
Another resident named Cheryl who used to sleep in her car said, “Oh my, I can actually feel like I am floating in the sky on this mattress.”
Precious Life Shelter is an emergency, transitional and single parent efficiency program and is committed to providing a safe environment for pregnant women with no other place to live. The program provides women who are facing an immediate financial, physical or emotional crisis which renders them unable to provide for themselves. This multi-step program aims to get each resident in a position to become self-reliant and flourish.
“As a three hundred and sixty-five day-a-year service provider, Precious Life Shelter was blessed by the goodness of the entire Living Spaces Team, “says Theresa Murphy. “We are still pinching ourselves as we provide for those seeking homes to get off of the street and know they will have a bed to sleep that is comfortable and worthy of their rest.”
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This article was released by Living Spaces.