Lillian had an apartment of her own a couple of years ago and fell in love with the Fargo Moorhead community. When she was younger, she ran her own catering business. She has always believed in being strong and independent. She raised her kids to be the same way. Lillian lived in Arizona about 8 years ago, and noticed her skin started to do something out of the ordinary, she went in and got it checked out by a dermatologist. She discovered that she had Basel Cell Carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. She underwent the surgery and had it removed but was told she could no longer sit out in the sun. Lillian moved back to the Fargo Moorhead area because she felt like she was being harassed by the people in the place where she lived. However, when family matters arose on the west coast, Lillian asked her doctor to help her get out of her apartment’s lease so she could go to where her family needed her. Once the troubles were sorted out, Lillian came back to the FM area, but this time with nowhere to go. When she got off the AMTRAK, she had nothing but her yellow parka, the jeans on her legs and her purse. That is when she came to Churches United for the Homeless.
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It is the generosity of volunteers and donors that keep Churches United operating. Their support is what allows us to continue providing shelter, housing, food, and a path toward healing for those who are hungry and homeless in the Fargo – Moorhead community.