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For 15 years the O'Leary family, working in conjunction with The Believers' Meeting and Adorn Ministries of Salem, NH, have welcomed those who are broken, addicted and/or hopeless in to their home. Unlike traditional programs, they use the idea of "family" and "faith" to impact lives. Many people are taken in as strangers, directly off the streets of Lawrence, Nashua, Manchester, Lowell and Salem, only to soon become part of a family.

As people come in they immediately join in with "normal life" again, doing things like cleaning, working around the house, preparing meals, reading books, integrating crafts and activities in an effort to "reestablish " likes and dislikes for each person. At the same time, the O'Learys and their volunteers are working on identifying and addressing physical, emotional and spiritual triggers (things that would make them think about using drugs again) in each individual and they work to help teach each person new and healthy responses.

As time progresses, each person begins to work on their personal life goals. These tend to include getting the GED, getting their license, rebuilding broken family relationships, paying off debt, building a budget, starting higher education etc. Ultimately, the goal is to walk people through the transformation of brokenness to wholeness. To bring people to a full understanding of their value as human beings. 

We believe EVERY LIFE MATTERS!

The O'Learys do this all out of their 3 bedroom ranch in their small town. Over the past 15 years they have provided shelter to well over 100 men, women and children, somtimes housing up to 14, in addition to their own family of 6. They do not ask for money from anyone but both work tirelessly to provide for the needs of everyone that God brings their way.

This past December they had someone approach them, having seen from a distance the work that has been being done through the years, they offered to put together a matching grant of up to $20,000.00 for those who would contribute to the building of the addition. 

The addition would provide large bunk rooms for those that they take in, as well as extra bathrooms, a larger kitchen space so they can all sit down together and share a meal, and a larger family gathering room. 
 

Brett S LaBranche

2018-08-23 19:50:02

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Brett S LaBranche

2018-07-23 19:50:02

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Brett S LaBranche

2018-06-24 11:51:20

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Brett S LaBranche

2018-05-23 19:50:01

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

SHEILAH SWALLOW

2018-04-30 01:27:26

Praying for a successful campaign for your renovation!

Brett S LaBranche

2018-04-23 19:50:02

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Aimee Lessard

2018-04-16 20:25:00

Thank you for what you all are doing....amazing family to open up your home to others in need.

Anonymous

2018-04-16 13:53:53

Love what you are doing. Thanks for pouring into Bethanys life.

karyl cohen

2018-04-12 00:08:25

Love in Action.❤

Christine Comeau

2018-04-10 02:35:01

Praying for you and all your are doing for the kingdom!!

Gerald Sprague

2018-04-06 18:35:51

You're an amazing family!

Deena and Gary Wagner

2018-04-05 15:47:34

What a blessing you are to your community. You are truly the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are "hungry, thirsty, homeless, shivering, sick, or in prison."

Jessica Rachel Ennis

2018-03-30 18:23:07

Love you guys ❤️

Brett S LaBranche

2018-03-23 19:50:02

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Stephen A Campbell

2018-03-22 19:21:58

Best of luck with the ministry!!

Thomas Langlois

2018-03-13 01:42:27

Almost 1/2 Way there!!! <3 Love and Prayers From Tom & Michelene Langlois <3

Sharon Woitkiewicz

2018-03-11 15:54:43

We love you all

Jeffrey Towne

2018-03-11 13:35:31

Love the way your family loves others!

Crystal Breen

2018-03-09 15:34:02

I could never thank you enough for all that you and Jim have done for my family. This is money well spent!! Love you guys!!

Lindsey Messina

2018-03-08 17:38:29

Blessings!

Anonymous

2018-03-01 03:47:45

God bless you in your life of service - you are an inspiration!

Nancy Bennett

2018-02-27 10:13:06

You are angels!

Cindy Cover

2018-02-27 10:09:47

I love what you are doing to help all those individuals that are broken in addiction. Your ministry is such a blessing. Please accept this donation towards the addition for your home. God Bless You!

Brett S LaBranche

2018-02-23 20:45:11

For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

Anonymous

2018-02-17 04:00:38

:D

Christine Seuss

2018-02-11 20:10:42

God Bless. Praying for you.

Lisa Couture

2018-02-09 18:53:33

I declare that every penny needed will be raised because Jesus has his hand on this home. He is the way-maker. Love Lisa.

Robin Lake

2018-02-01 02:11:28

Wish it could be more.

Sara E Patenaude

2018-01-30 13:02:25

On Behalf of Ashley Shepard

Sharon LaMothe

2018-01-22 18:48:41

What an awesome opportunity you give everyone who lives with you and your family!! Joe and I hope that you are able to build this new addition ASAP and continue to help those who come to you for support and guidance!

Anonymous

2018-01-21 14:25:10

Matching Donation

Christian S Cross

2018-01-19 19:07:46

You are the most amazing family that I know! <3 I am so proud of you.

Anonymous

2018-01-18 19:46:53

Matching Donation

Anonymous

2018-01-18 19:46:53

God bless and God speed!

Bethanee R Syversen

2018-01-18 03:21:26

To God be ALL the glory, Amen!

Becky Stegemoller

2018-01-18 00:15:03

Blessing to your family!

Anonymous

2018-01-17 23:04:58

Matching Donation

Suzanne Glines

2018-01-17 18:55:06

Blessings!!

Holly Ruocco, DC

2018-01-17 16:26:07

God Bless you and your beautiful family and all the people you help.

Patricia Frezzette

2018-01-17 13:11:29

Thank you for your giving heart of serving God’s people praying for the expansion of your home and Gods kingdom

Robin Rowe Bradley

2018-01-17 12:35:29

Thank you for loving as He loves you!

Norah C Fallat

2018-01-17 05:39:46

God bless you all! :)

Update #5
January 20, 2019, 6:50 pm

I know it has been a while since the last update...so here goes! We have gotten what seems to be the final pricing on materials and labor for the addition. It includes electrical and plumbing as well as the demolition and reconstruction of various rooms on our main level. Both lumber yard and the contractor are working to give us their best pricing because they believe in what we are doing through our home. All of the money that has been given up to date has gone into a holding account until we can reach the final price. That price is $100,000.00. At present, we have reached the halfway point! Which is so exciting and seems like a complete miracle. Thank you so much for your prayer and your support in all of this! You are a blessing!
 

Update #4
April 5, 2018, 10:25 am

Proposed 2nd Floor

Update #3
April 5, 2018, 10:24 am

Existing Main FloorProposed Main Floor

Update #2
April 5, 2018, 10:22 am

Existing ElevationProposed Elevation

Update #1
February 27, 2018, 10:22 am

So MANY EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING! We are progressing to our goal to match the $20,000.00 of the matching grant! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!

TIME Magazine also just recently came out with a video showing some of the life that takes place here on a daily basis! Super exciting! If you haven't yet you can check out the video on TIME.com. ( TIME VIDEO )

Lydia also just came out with a book on how to raise children who choose well. You can buy it on Amazon ( "The Power of Choice Raising Children Who Choose Well ") , or from Lydia directly if you are local to her. 50% of the proceeds are going towards the addition on the home and the other 50% will be going to the operating costs of a local homeless ministry in Manchester, the 1269 Cafe!

THANK YOU AGAIN! We are so blessed by you all!

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$50,000 of $100,000

50 % Complete 124 donation(s)
103 day(s) left
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For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

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For my Recovery brothers and Sisters! God Bless

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Love what you are doing. Thanks for pouring into Bethanys life.

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Love in Action.❤

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I love what you are doing to help all those individuals that are broken in addiction. Your ministry is such a blessing. Please accept this donation towards the addition for your home. God Bless You!

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