Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

I am nearly six years sober. As I think back on my journey, I can’t imagine finding recovery from my addiction without a group of people supporting me. The community that has had the most influence on me has been CLDI and the Hannah House. We’re a family at the Hannah...
Proximity Matters

Proximity Matters

“That’s YOUR house?!” a young student yelled to me as I opened the gate that separates our backyard from Orchard Elementary’s play area. “Why yes, it is!” I yelled back. Later that week, we crossed paths on a neighborhood walk and was greeted with, “Hey you’re that...
Rail//line Coffee:  Watching Community Grow

Rail//line Coffee: Watching Community Grow

As a part of CLDI’s mission, Rail//Line’s primary goals are to develop young adults and to be a place where community can come and gather in encouragement and neighborly love. Our hope is that it functions as a space where people connect to their greater community —...
Internship:  Central Asian Highlight

Internship: Central Asian Highlight

This spring, the 2022 intern class had the opportunity to travel to Central Asia. The immersive trip was planned with the intention of exposing our interns to first-hand experiences where they could see God at work, engaging them with a different culture. Trips like...
Designed for Relationship

Designed for Relationship

I hope and pray this summer finds you well! I cherish the long days, barbecues, yard games, hiking, and evening bike rides! While the sun and warmer weather do my body well, what satisfies my soul most are the meaningful relationships and memories formed during these...