Sister Carol Lehmkuhl and everybody at East Side Heart & Home Family Center mean so much to me. Through the relationships I have at the Family Center, I have become more compassionate and less judgmental. Sister Carol is more than a friend to me – she’s a mother-figure. She lifted my self-esteem, making me want to get a GED and find a job to better myself and my family. I have a lot of hope for myself, my family, and my community of East St. Louis. I stand with Sister Carol because she stands with me and my community.
Written by Sharon Wilbourn, Women’s Circle participant at East Side Heart & Home Family Center.