Category: Stories of Hope

“Some men came to my door. I thought it was solicitors. They said, ‘We just bought your house this morning.’ They put signs on my door and told me I had to leave the house.”

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“Things are really starting to look up. The Mission has helped me find myself. It’s helped me find God. It’s made me whole.  I’ve never felt that way before. It’s an amazing feeling.”

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“I’m so grateful that there’s a place that makes me feel safe … I’m grateful to the donors who provide us a place to stay, food to eat; nourishing for our minds, bodies and spirits. I couldn’t ask for a better place to stay at this season of my life. I’m totally grateful!”

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“You help people here and that’s what I want to do. A lot of homeless people come into where I work and I find myself buying them lunch. I’m a better person than I was.”

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“If it wasn’t for the Mission, I’d probably be in another shelter who doesn’t care like they do here or out on the streets…I would have done what I would have had to do. There are more people worse off than I am.”

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“If not for The Union Mission I’d be on the street. I was destitute, not knowing where to turn and heavily doubting God every day. I’m extremely grateful to be here.”

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“When my health started failing and arthritis spread all through my body, I couldn’t stand for long periods of time and had to quit the work I was doing. Being out of work, trying to pay bills, is how I got in this predicament.”

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“I had nowhere else to go. This was my first time in a shelter and I was scared and didn’t know what to think, but everybody made me feel welcome and comfortable.”

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If it wasn’t for the Mission I’d be in real bad shape, walking the road, pan handling. I’m grateful to be here.

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Learning to trust God … a journey to new life. Your support made it possible for Dontrez to find a new path in life filled with hope and promise.

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