By Kathy Chouteau
Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) is celebrating a precious new arrival. A baby girl named Kateri was born Aug. 21 at 7:23 a.m. to her mother Bre, who has been a guest at the shelter since she was four months pregnant.
Kateri will join her mother at BARM’s shelter, where they have access to an array of life changing services. When Bre first arrived there, she was living in her car while “pregnant, hopeless and heartbroken after the state took her two beautiful children,” BARM shared via email. While staying at BARM, “she found a family, faith and a new direction in life.”
Bre shared that BARM “helped me get my kids back and celebrated the birth of my miracle baby. Thank you Bay Area Rescue Mission for restoring my life and my family.”
The nonprofit serves thousands of impoverished men, women and children like Bre and Kateri each year with crucial services such as food, clothing, shelter, recovery programs, life/job skills training, job placement, family reconciliation and counseling.
On the heels of announcing the good news, BARM appealed for donations to help support its “growing family.” To donat. Watch a short video of Baby Kateri and her mom here.