Shelter from the Storm Ministries (SFTSM) recently received a $1,180 grant from Willy Street Co-op to install a new Maya Angelou Healing Garden at its Sun Prairie shelter.

Shelter From the Storm Ministries has housed 94 individuals from homeless single mother families since their incorporation in 2017 and have a consistent wait list for services.

Residents receive education, job training, financial literacy, drivers licensing, credit repair, and food and vehicle support along with child play and adult talk therapy at no cost.

“The Maya Angelou Healing Garden will be designed by our residents with the help of the local Garden Club and Jung Garden Center and will utilize the free heirloom garden seeds provided by the Dane County Library system” as well as perennial plant cuttings from local gardeners, according to the grant application.

-Sun Prairie Star, July 6, 2020