How We Became Faith Haven House
From the Founder & President, Dareth Jeffers
Since 2013, I have helped serve meals at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Numerous times, men and women have come for lunch and asked if we knew of any places where they could stay. It has always been difficult to continue to answer no.
I began to pray for direction on how I could do more. I had always wanted to perpetually volunteer and help others. We don’t always get the chance to decide what that looks like. But if we are still and follow God’s lead, He will give us the direction. We just have to decide to say YES!
Over the following months, I met with others who had already started non-profits for direction. God not only orchestrated those meetings, but He provided partners who have been helping the homeless for some time already, a name, a logo, and a plan to visit an existing shelter. During the rest of the year and since, there have been numerous lessons in patience and trusting in God’s timing. He continues to send the servant hearted people who are ready and able to help. I will continue to say yes so that homeless men of St. Charles will have a place to stay and a chance to re-build.
Currently, we are starting to help individuals with the resources we have available, and we are working toward obtaining a building to be a fully established and running shelter when God says it’s time.