Welcome Wonderful Mary


Written by Diane Abshire, Board Member

If you happen to see a new smiling face popping in to visit with our guests in our overnight shelter, or supporting them at the FFH Center, please welcome our newest staff member.  Mary Talarico – who has had a personal experience of homelessness – began serving as FFH’s Program Assistant in May.  Members of her Summitview Community Church felt so strongly about the community impact of FFH, and Mary’s particular gifts and experiences, that they generously underwrote 20 hours per week of Mary’s work for the coming year.

Mitch Majeski, Senior Pastor at Summitview, recently spoke to the FFH Board about his congregation’s transformation during their 3 years of participation in FFH. Parishioners were awoken to unmet needs within their community and the desire grew to devote themselves to meeting those needs.  And thus, the seed was born.

FFH Family Advocate Sue Peterson welcomes Mary with open arms.  “Mary has been a delight.  She has brought energy and her own story to us.  Her witness to the families and her big heart are right in line with our ultimate goal of bringing renewed hope to these families and parents.  Thank you for gifting us with beautiful Mary!”