By Sister Mary Beth Hamm, SSJ
October 7, 2014
When one dines at Friendly’s, a
restaurant chain on the East Coast, one of the items on the menu is called a
“happy ending dessert”. Today, our final day of Nuns on the Bus in North Carolina, we feasted on a “happy ending”
treat as we visited the YWCA Central Carolinas and met the passionate, caring
staff and the courageous residents who live there.
For 112 years, the YWCA in Charlotte, North
Carolina, has been dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and
promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The beautiful four-floor
facility we toured today includes residential housing for 66 women, a community
kitchen on each floor, a resource room, fitness center, chapel and corporate
A few steps away from...