Beth Cassidy Nabors calls it her “foundation,” meaning the moral compass she learned from her Catholic education at St. James School in Arlington Heights and at Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Rolling Meadows, which later merged with Saint Viator High School.

For the last 23 years, Nabors has led Journeys, The Road Home, which provides shelter, services and housing to those who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. The organization typically serves more than 1,000 people annually.

“During COVID, we started to pendulum from serving single adult males to intact families and single families with children,” Nabors explains in the latest edition of Viatorian Voices: Conversations on the Way.

The pandemic necessitated a swift response for this fragile population, moving them from shelters to hotels. Nabors returned to her connection with the Viatorian Community, and the result was unconditional and seamless, she says.