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Snowy Tuesday but still Together!

Posted by soriasoria on February 5, 2010

smile -- it's snowing AGAIN🙂

Snowy Tuesday but still Together!

Heavy snow was not an obstacle for our third Tuesday Together, everyone showed up on time and we enjoyed together a delicious dinner from our friends at La Casita. Our friends who are participating in Asset Allies joined us since we are sharing the space for both activities. We started by doing introductions with the whole group — and sharing one good thing that happened to us this week. Even though times are tough, we want to make sure Tuesdays Together is a positive space where we celebrate small victories!

We had new members joining us this Tuesday — like Osman and Ernesto who came after helping give out food at Manna — and that made this a more exciting night, because we met new neighbors and found out about their own experiences and need for services in Wheaton.

the whole group

Frankie leading the mutual support exercise

Frankie joined us and made this Tuesday unique, as she motivated the group in a very dynamic way. Everyone had the opportunity to share their personal experiences and solutions to others problems. For example, David shared his story of trying to reunite with his family here in the US. This sparked a long group conversation about immigration rules and together we came up with possible solutions. Gavin told us about his hopes to attend college in Pittsburg and Pedro shared his daughter’s similar story and encouraged Gavin to keep looking for financial support. This activity helped the group interact and get involved with each other.

It was also a opportunity to say good bye to our great friend Ayad and sing happy birthday to our beloved Martha. Everyone hugged Ayad and wished him well in his new journey and shared a piece of cake for this special occasion.

Faye looks at our resource materials

Hoping the snow clears and our fourth Tuesday Together is as great as this one.

Enjoy the Snow!

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