Impact Stories

Your support makes experiences like these possible. Below are a few stories of those impacted by our services. GOPYC strives to provide services that are free of charge. With your help, we make every effort in fulfilling our mission of improving the well-being of at-risk children, adults and families, by providing educational and mental health services that places them on a pathway towards success.

To: Garden of Prayer Youth Center

I just wanted to personally take time out to thank GOPYC. My daughter Jazaysha Williams has participated in the GOPYC summer camp and the after school program.

My health has kept me from doing the things that I used to do with my child. GOPYC is more than just an organization, it is like family to Jazaysha. She has received quality care from a professional staff regarding her health and education. Jazaysha has also improved with her social skills and overall confidence. It has made a difference at home with her too!

I feel very secure and would highly recommend any parent to send their children to GOPYC. It will make a difference in their children's lives.

Thanks again GOPYC keep up the great work and may God Bless You All!
Owasha Williams

Dear Garden of Prayer Youth Center,

My name is Melissa. I am a mother of four. My husband lost his job three months before Christmas. Without an understanding landlord we would not have a place to live, let alone Christmas for our children.

Thank you Garden of Prayer for blessing us and making Christmas possible for our family. Because of your generosity my husband and I will spend Christmas morning enjoying the smiles on our children's faces instead of answering questions about no presents.

We pray for continued blessings for you, your families and your ministry. It's a true blessing to know someone would care enough about others to make a difference.

Thank you again and God Bless!
In His Love,

Dear Garden of Prayer,

We give thanks to the Lord for you. You have truly blessed us. You reached out so willingly and unselfishly to meet our need. It is a wonderful blessing and it means so very much to us.
Because of your generosity we will have a blessed Christmas this year. Please don't think this is a common thing for us. We were working and self supportive up until about three years ago, when both my husband and I lost jobs. We have never had to ask for any help. We have exhausted unemployment and are having a hard time managing right now. It won't be long until things change for us. We know that God faithful, he always makes a way.

That is why we are thankful this Christmas: we know God has made Garden of Prayer our way for a blessing, our Christmas come true.

We would like to thank you, for our children's gifts, and all who donated gifts, all which made the effort to help, and those who did physical labor, time spent, and all that it took to make God's Glory Shine once again in our lives.

Thank you, Garden of Prayer for making it all possible, we thank God for you and ask His riches blessing upon you.

John and Susan

Dear Garden of Prayer,

We are recipients of your Christmas gifts. Thank you, it is because of your gifts that we will have gifts for our children this Christmas. There are not words enough to express how you have made Christmas happy for us this year. When we didn't know where to turn, someone told us of your ability to help. It was answer to our prayers.

Even though words are not enough to tell you how grateful we truly are we want to say thank you very much for helping us by giving our children Christmas gifts.

God bless you,

Thomas and Yvonne