RobertHow long have you been a part of this community?
“I’ve been coming since 2010. I would come to eat lunch and then started going to the worship service.”

Why are you a companion? Why are you here?
“I love coming down here and it’s the highlight of my week. I realize I don’t do a lot, but I get to help friends in Respite go to church, get haircuts, and take them to the clothing closet. The greatest blessing I have is if I can take someone to the worship service.”

Where do you help serve and how are you involved with Haywood Street?
“I serve in Respite as a companion on Wednesdays. I get to hang out with everyone and talk. I’ve met a lot of new people and I get to see how they are doing. I help them with whatever they need. I also help pass out bulletins in church sometimes.”

A story about your experience.
“There was someone who came into Respite who needed some new clothes because they didn’t have any. I was able to get something from the clothing closet and help make that person feel better. I also really love when Rob comes to church with me!”

What is one of your favorite things to do when you’re not here?
“You know what I love to do! I play chess at Pritchard Park.” (Robert has been playing chess downtown since 2010 and spends a lot of time there.)

What would you tell other people who don’t know about Haywood Street?
“It’s a wonderful experience. I’m honored that you all let me come and help with Respite. I would encourage anyone with extra time to serve. It’s all for the greater good of God.”

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