From the Director’s Desk & Founder’s Corner

Our First Graduate from The Covering House She walked in on a red carpet carrying a bouquet of flowers. The room was decorated in an Old Hollywood theme with twinkle lights, Casablanca posters and a photo corner where you could get your picture taken with Marilyn Monroe (her favorite actress). The buffet consisted of food …

Founder’s Corner – Our First Graduate from The Covering House Read More »

Lindsey Ellis our Director of Operations asked me the other day, “In your wildest dreams, 6 years ago, did you ever think The Covering House would be where we are today?” My response, “Never!” This question was asked as Lindsey was packing up her computer and training materials to head to Alabama to train their …

Founder’s Corner – Never in My Wildest Dreams Read More »

From the Director’s Desk “You’re not helping me,”  she screamed as she hung up the phone.  It’s not the first time we’ve heard it, it definitely won’t be the last, and it’s often correct.  We’re playing a game where we have to make the best decision, based on very little information and completely contingent on …

From the Director’s Desk – Are you still going to be there? Read More »

“This Journey is a Marathon not a Sprint”…I can’t tell you how many times I have said these words to The Covering House team. This road that we walk with our girls isn’t always easy and sometimes down right hard. We see progress one day and then the next…something triggers her and she breaks down. …

Founder’s Corner – Run the Race with Us! Read More »

A blog post by Lindsey, our executive director, from the 2014 Race for Refuge: 4:45 am…who would get up at this hour.  I know I’m supposed to be a grown up.  I know I’m supposed to grow into appreciating the phrase “the early bird gets the worm.”  I’m supposed to wake up energized, do a devotion, …

From the Director’s Desk – It’s All in Perspective Read More »

The view is the same.  It’s what I’ve grown accustomed to, bland cinder blocks in all direction, full length plexi-glass windows to ensure safety, heavy metal doors that clink and scrape with the slightest of movements, and cold tile floors the same bland colors as the walls.  I’m here so often, I can recite the …

From the Director’s Desk – I Didn’t Know My Own Worth Read More »

I walked into the office today and before I could open my computer, pour my coffee, or even put my lunch in the refrigerator, we had 3 referrals from 3 different sources…a parent, a hospital, and a social service agency. I take a deep breath and contact Lindsey. She was already meeting with a client, …

Founder’s Corner – Monday Morning 9:05 a.m. and 3 Referrals Read More »

I received a call two weeks ago from a father was who leaving work to drive 11 hours to pick up his daughter. As he talked to me, he shared about her love for horses and how she was attending church. His voice would occasionally break, and he repeated himself many times. “How could this …

Founder’s Corner – A Father’s Love Read More »