As a mother and grandmother, Susan Byers feels a strong calling to help the homeless. It started with Saint Jude Catholic Church youth ministry program by taking high school teens downtown to serve the homeless.
That experience and her commitment to Catholics on a Mission outreach, has led Susan to volunteer to serve on the St. Joseph Missions Board.
“Of all populations, the single, female homeless is one that should have shelter most of all,” says Susan, who works as Director of Student Success for the Doermer School of Business at Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Which is why she’s so dedicated to seeing the creation of the St. Joseph’s Missions Women’s Shelter.
“I believe strongly in advocating for those who may not be in a position to have much of a voice and speak their need. Through the shelter, we can connect women with appropriate resources in Fort Wayne and help them build the support network they need to have a better life and create a more hopeful future.”