Day of Beauty
Spa Day at Mission!
Besides daily hunger and physical danger, what does being homeless really do to a woman? According to Christine, a Mission guest, being homeless "takes a toll on your soul." Christine, like many homeless or at-risk women who have spent time living on Tulsa's streets, knows what it means to be beaten down by the world; to go days without a shower and fresh clothes. Makeup and nice looking hair? Forget about it.
"When a woman is living on the streets, it's all about day to day survival, finding food, shelter and avoiding things like sexual assault," says Alyssa Boyd, Director of John 3:16 Mission's Women's Ministry. The Mission offers a day program for homeless women, as well as a more comprehensive, Christian based recovery program. Women get help finding housing, employment and medical care, too. And, once a year, they get a day at the spa through the Mission's Women's Day of Beauty.