Restoring Families: Shewaunee and Antoinee


Shewaunee and Antoinee

Shewaunee left Wisconsin seeking a better life. She came to Texas to escape drug-use and abuse. With no support system, she learned that a new life requires more than just desire for one. Shewaunee and her daughter Antoinee landed in a family shelter. The shelter provided a roof, but wihout childcare, getting back on their feet was impossible. 

Who would watch her baby while she looked for work? Who would ensure Antoinee was safe when she did get a job? Who would provide Antoinee the education needed?

They came to Vogel Alcove. For two years while Shewaunee rebuilt their life, Antoinee benefitted from our teachers. Our enrichment programs and services. Antoinee celebrated birthdays with our Birthday Buddy program and Shewaunee provided by shopping at our Clothing and Christmas stores. All while Shewaunee worked with her case worker, who provided a listening ear and resources to keep her moving forward.

At Vogel Alcove, Shewaunee was always treated as part of a family, she found the help she needed to start again.

Here at Vogel Alcove, we often hear stories like Shewaunee’s. 90% of our kids come from single-parent homes, usually led by a mom. A mom who herself is in trauma. Our mission is to rebuild these lives.

This holiday season will be like no other. Not for you or our families. It takes a village to rebuild a family tree. We cannot do it without your help.

As you gather with your friends, families, and other members of your support system, I ask that you remember Louanna and the families Vogel Alcove serves. Through this challenging year, donors like you helped us keep our doors open, but the work is not done. If you are able, please make a gift to our Rewiring Brains, Repairing Hearts, Restoring Families campaign.

Every donation will go directly to support our programs.

Every donation will go towards strengthening these fragile family trees.