We are proud to start introducing our amazing staff, board members, volunteers, and women that are involved in Lily’s House!
Up first is Kelly Talley, an amazing staff member who has done so much for the ladies and families at Lily’s House.
In what capacity are you involved with Lily’s House and for how long have you been involved?
I have volunteered and been on staff at Lily’s House from the beginning. I help drive the Lily House Moms and their kids where they need to go: church, Life Issues Recovery Ministry, I work alongside them at the Lily Pad Thrift Store, Dr. appointments, groceries, daycare, court dates, etc. We spend time in Bible study together. I help support them in their day to day activities at the shelter as they learn to live a life in recovery and support them through the process of reunification with their children.
What great things have you seen accomplished at Lily’s House since you’ve been involved?
I have watched the Moms learn to trust us. That moment when they realize that we care and that they are safe is a beautiful thing to witness. Our relationship with the ladies allows us to introduce them to God and the freedom they can have in Christ.
How has serving at Lily’s House changed your life?
I like to say that working at Lily’s House has given me a front row seat to see the power of God at work. God has given me great compassion to help women walk in truth and peace. I get to be a part of a group of women that give our best efforts to lift each other up, cheer each other on, and support each other.
Can you give a specific example of a time when you saw something amazing happen in the life of one of our moms?
I had the privilege of taking Ashley (now our 1st graduate) to the hospital to deliver her baby and I was present when she reunited with her daughter, Haylie, after 5 years of being apart. What a privilege it has been! Ashley is making a difference on staff at Lily’s House now and has become a dear friend.