Stories

“I have no money, I’m living in a shelter, but I am content.”

Hope for a better tomorrow

Hundreds of homeless and hurting men, women, and children with nowhere else to turn come through the doors of the Mission every day. Their stories are as different as they are. A hot meal, a place to shower, clean clothing, and a safe place to lay their heads help to restore dignity and self-respect. Most of all, they find practical help and hope for a better tomorrow.

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Shon

Osteogenesis imperfecta. It’s better known as Brittle Bone Disease. It’s incredibly rare: it affects only 1 in about every 15,000 people worldwide. And Shon, 47, is one of them.

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Dena

Dena never expected to find herself living in a homeless shelter, let alone living in a homeless shelter with her four girls and just a month from delivering her fifth. But that’s exactly what happened.

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Khalil

“My childhood was filled with ups and downs. It just had more downs than ups,” says Khalil, 27. But “The Mission gave me another chance! Ever since then, life has had more ups than downs.“

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Earl

For the first time in 25 years, Earl has his own apartment! The 63-year-old has been working toward this since 2017. That makes Earl a RECLAIM success story.

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Tim

One Wednesday in 2019, Tim no longer wanted to live. “I got up and… I just couldn’t face another day,” he says. As he planned to kill himself, the Lord spoke to his heart.

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Connie

“If ‘Jesus Loves the Little Children,’ why not me?” young Connie wondered. From the age of 8, she was molested by her sadistic oldest brother, a teen who idolized the occult and “did all he could to turn me away from God.”

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Washington

After seven years alone in an Ohio senior living facility, Washington says, “The Lord put it in my mind to start a new life for myself in maintenance again.” He blindsided his family when he bought a bus ticket to Virginia.

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth practiced criminal law for 23 years. For too long she defended the worst of criminals to support her children and her abusive husband.

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P.J.

“My life wasn’t what I wanted it to be, but I could count on my grandma. She was always there for me. When she was sick and she’d put me back in the foster care system, she made me a promise….”

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Sam

Sam will be the first to admit it: he was a “knucklehead” for too many of his 64 years.

“I probably coulda had a nice job and all, but I chose to do what I wanted. I chose the wild life. I chose the wrong one.”

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