After living at the same residence on 39 Sorghum road for 38 years, family woman and RN Rebecca Mitchell decided to transform it into the home office/headquarters for her business, Abundant Care.
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, Sept. 1, where Mitchell was accompanied by family and her close friends whom she said she “could not have done it without.”
“Everything is falling into place,” said Mitchell. “There’s been a lot of pain along this road, but even our baby steps are progress towards making this dream come true.”
Mitchell said God instructed her to take this next step in her “journey” and she will not rest until she carries out her mission or takes her last breath.
“By the grace of God I am able to begin this new chapter to my life,” said Mitchell. “As I was cutting the ribbon I looked over to my granddaughter. I want to make her proud and leave her this legacy.”
Mitchell explained that after a trip to Haiti three years ago she knew she “had” to venture off into the development of her own business to provide care for those in need.
“As a nurse I would give you the shoes off my feet without thinking twice,” said Mitchell. “In Haiti I saw kids waiting on dirt mounds, waiting, waiting for anything.
The business is open but is still in the development phase. Mitchell said she is still taking in applications for both full-time and part-time positions. Applications can be accessed by visiting the home office or by www.abundantcarenursing.com.
After spending 25 years in home care, 15 years in Bridgeport Hospital as a nurse and being recognized at the Nightingale Awards for her excellence in nursing, Mitchell said she feels her duty is far from over.
“People need love more than ever,” said Mitchell. “People are hurting. I try to lend a hand and provide help where and whenever I can. After leaving the hospital I felt the need to be closer with my family and what better way to do that than working out of my home?”