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    Ladies Rest provides a daytime shelter for homeless women and a safe place where they can put their lives back together again.
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    Several Sources has been helping Phoebe (2nd from left) with her congenital heart condition since she was born. Her mother passed away from the same condition and Phoebe is now living with her cousins as we continue to assist her.
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    Our "Special Families" children get outfitted with school supplies so they are ready to succeed.
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    Christmas is a special celebration for our needy families when hope and charity come alive.
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    Sometimes a special visitor, a parrot named Rocky, will stop by to put a smile on the faces at Ladies Rest.
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    Hunger is resolved when the homeless women come to Ladies Rest, which is open 7 days a week.
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    When nothing seems to be going right, Ladies Rest provides help and hope for homeless women.
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    With your help, we can continue to help these women from the streets and give them hope.
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    The food tastes extra special good when the little ones come to Ladies Rest, where not only do you eat as much as you want but there is always plenty of extra to take away!
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    It's a great joy when we get to celebrate the growth of a Ladies Rest woman who has completed vocational training.


"Am I my brother's and sister's keeper?" (Gen. 3:9)

Remember the Bible story of Cain and Able? When God asked Cain about his brother, Able, all Cain could say was those strange words, "Am I my brother's keeper?" God knew what had happened.

Today, God knows the deep suffering and the poverty of the women and children we try to serve. Can you imagine a day when you stand before Him in judgment, as surely we all must, and you are able to explain how you tried to be "your sister's keeper" as she struggled with homelessness and despair?

We hope after reading through this website, you will be inspired to get involved. We ask not for ourselves, but for God's children in need.

Several Sources in Action
Founder, Kathy DiFiore, with some of the Several Sources Kids at the Projects in Newark, NJ.


Dear Help The Poor Friends,

Founded in 1981, Several Sources Shelters provides shelter, food, clothing, medical and educational supplies to impoverished women and children, some of whom are HIV+, in the most needy and critical areas of New Jersey through Ladies Rest, a shelter in Newark, and our Special Families Program.

If you are interested in helping us to help the needy women and children of the inner city of Newark, please send your gift in the form of a check to:

P. O. BOX 157

Several Sources Shelters is a 501-C3 Public Charity and all donations are tax deductable to the full extent allowed by the I.R.S.

God bless you and thank you for helping to make our work possible.

Your Sister in Christ Jesus,

Kathy DiFiore,
Founder, Several Sources Shelters