The Wheeler House Mom Makes an Impact

Jainah loves to serve. She loves to minister to those who are overlooked, underestimated and outcasted in their own communities. When looking for a place to use her skill set, she came across The Wheeler House. 

 

House Mom Jainah

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Jainah has been the House Mom at The Wheeler House since it opened in 2015 and recently concluded her time with us. While most people would have only stayed for one year, Jainah stayed for three. 

She lived at The Wheeler House alongside the families and was there for any support they needed whether it was just a friendly face in the hall or someone to lean on. She made sure the house had everything it needed, she was our ears on the ground and an instrumental player in the families lives who interacted with her.

We are so thankful for all she has done for The Wheeler House! We asked her some questions about her experience to commemorate her time with us. You can read the interview below!

 Pat Smith and former Denton Mayor Elinor Hughes cut the ribbon for the grand opening of The Wheeler House in 2015.

Pat Smith and former Denton Mayor Elinor Hughes cut the ribbon for the grand opening of The Wheeler House in 2015.


Q&A with Jainah

Why did you want to be the house mom at The Wheeler House?

I wanted to be the House Mom at Wheeler because it just seemed like a perfect fit. My spiritual gift is service and hospitality. Wheeler answered my prayers of the desire to serve within my giftedness while giving me a safe and free place to live as I finished college online.

 

What was your favorite thing about being at The Wheeler House?

My favorite thing about being the House Mom at Wheeler was building lasting relationships. I met some amazing, brave moms who encouraged me by their perseverance and determination to do whatever they needed to do to recreate stability for their families. I still keep in touch with quite a few families today!
 

"Wheeler has embraced families with a breath of fresh air, a shoulder to cry on and hope for the future."
 

 

How has The Wheeler House impacted your life?

Wheeler has impacted my life in many ways. The biggest way is that it prepared me for becoming a Chaplain for a Women's and Children's Shelter in Dallas. Much that I learned at Wheeler has helped me for where I am today. Wheeler really revealed to me my heart and passion for this community.

 

How do you think The Wheeler House has impacted the families who live there?

Wheeler has embraced families with a breath of fresh air, a shoulder to cry on and hope for the future.

 

What are you going to miss the most?

What I will miss the most is being greeted by the most energetic, fun loving little people! 

 Two girls who live at The Wheeler House explore the Butterfly Garden

Two girls who live at The Wheeler House explore the Butterfly Garden


Thank you, Jainah, for serving the families at The Wheeler House so well. You will be greatly missed!

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