Jonita Lewis was once living at Grace House while pregnant with one child and trying to raise another, but they helped her get back on her feet. Now, she’s back to help families living there in her new career with Hope Villages of America.
A Tampa Bay woman is retracing her roots back to when life was anything but easy. She was homeless and trying to raise a family on her own when a local nonprofit came to the rescue. Now, she’s doing the rescuing.
Room 207. Jonita Lewis still remembers the number as she looks back at her time living at Grace House more than a decade ago.
“Young mother, pregnant at the time, just struggling and going through some hardships, unemployed and I found myself homeless and reached out to the Grace House and they had availability,” said Lewis.
Source: Once a mother experiencing homeless, local woman gives back to Pinellas nonprofit that helped her