Category: Stories of Hope

“I’m so grateful that there’s a place that makes me feel safe, [with] 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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“God had faith in me, I had faith in God and He gave it back to me. Now I’m going to keep my head down and keep working.”

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“Now I think, this is the most beautiful time in my life. Every day I wake up and I thank God for this place. I have a roof over my head, enough to eat, a bed to sleep in, medication, and a place to work. I pray all day long now.”

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