Tova’s Story

When the home is under disintegration, we need someone to show dedication. But sadly, there was no one around to show care.

 About ten years ago, my parents divorced. The warm and loving nest suddenly disappeared. Even worse, the whole nest ceased to exist and the innocent little bird was left to fend for herself. After their divorce, both of my parents refused to accept me into their new home; I was left shattered, forlorn and broken to shards. No words can describe the feeling of a child abandoned by her parents.  

I felt guilty for the divorce and my self-esteem hit rock bottom. I knew that I have no one to turn to, even my parents couldn’t support themselves as they weren’t able to hold down a steady job.

I the darkest of moments, a light shone brightly. The house of Hope accepted me with love. With the help of the dedicated staff members, I began to believe in myself, I felt loved and in turn started to love myself again.  Even when I ultimately leave this home (I hope to attend a seminary to study teaching) I know that I can still count on the support of these lovely staff members, and I know that I am taking with me the most valuable thing in my life- the renewed belief in myself.