Deb is a Life Coach who spends much of her time working with women in their transition out of Water Street. One of her goals is to make sure when guests leave, they leave with confidence again, in themselves and in their relationship with God.
Since many of our guests have dealt with loss or the feeling of failure, moving out on their own can be especially intimidating. Which is why it
is so important to make sure guests know from the moment they arrive at Water Street, they
are in the driver’s seat.
“With Beth, she’s put forth the work, she’s put forth the effort, and that’s what’s made her successful,” Deb says. “It’s a good reminder of what God can do when we allow ourselves to be used by Him.”— Deb
Life Coach at Water Street
“Many times our guests come into our program and they think we are going to drop opportunities in their laps,” Deb explains. “But actually they tell us what their needs are, and what they want to do with their lives, and then an action plan is made for them. But they’re the ones who actually make it work.”
If Water Street staff are the coaches, guests are the players on the field. They choose for themselves what they want to work on, and how they want to go about it. Staff help guide the discussion, and make sure guests are focusing on all the right things. It’s not just what kind of income do you need, but how will you maintain your physical, mental and spiritual health, once you’ve left Water Street? With their goals in mind, staff help guests choose what possible classes, degrees, and resources are needed to help get them where they want to go.
For Deb, one of the major successes of Beth’s story is how the team was able to support her taking the reins in her life, and stepping into who God has called her to be as a woman and mother. “With Beth, she’s put forth the work, she’s put forth the effort, and that’s what’s made her successful,” Deb says. “It’s a good reminder of what God can do when we allow ourselves to be used by Him.”
Watch a video of how Deb supported Beth to help build her confidence :