Category: Stories of Hope

A former cop isn’t supposed to run afoul of the law, but Eugene fell under the influence of drinking and depression. Your support for The Union Mission helped him “walk the line” back to the straight and narrow.

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The tats on David’s skin tell some old tales. Now he’s writing a hopeful new story. His girls and God helped him leave gangs and prison life behind and start afresh at The Union Mission, thanks to your support.

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It’s hard to stop Randy from singing these days, but his life wasn’t always like that. His time at The Union Mission—both as a shelter guest and as one of our kitchen staff—helped put a hymn back in his heart.

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Heather’s lack of vision, physical and otherwise, was limiting her life. But her stay at The Union Mission’s Women’s Shelter and help from our Wellness Team are making a real difference in her future!

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Ankylosing spondylitis, insecurity, and hopelessness kept young Lorenzo from becoming the adult he so wanted to be. He found hope at The Union Mission once, but his second stay made all the difference!

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Love, loss, liquor, and the Lord have all been a part of Russell’s past. And thanks to a reignited faith and fresh hopeful outlook, his is a future RECLAIMed by his stay in our Bashford Men’s Shelter.

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The club life or being Christ-like? David sensed that he needed to choose one over the other. He never expected God to get his attention through the most unexpected and uncomfortable week of his life, but He did.

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Kyle found his calling in the kitchen, and one day you might just be his guest. See how an unexpected stay at The Union Mission enriched this young chef’s journey from the dish pit to the Disney Culinary Program.

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As an in-demand shipyard pipefitter, Darius was doing well in life. But unexpected brain surgery will change your life. Find out how his stay at The Union Mission helped Darius go from homeless to homeowner.

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Jacob’s life was filled with trauma even before he was born. Here at The Union Mission, he’s finding help for his PTSD and the horrid memories that have bedeviled him for most of his 44 years.

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January 25, 1967 was the worst day of Ellery’s life. Just 19, he discovered he was being drafted into Army combat service in Vietnam. And the war stayed with him long after his tour of duty was over.

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“I take advantage of everything The Union Mission has to offer,” John says, beaming at his many course completion certificates. “These classes, they keep my mind focused on positive things!”

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