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 helps to restore dignity and self-respect. Most of all they find hope for a better tomorrow.

  Stories of Hope

Leonard

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Idaliz

“The world is a dark place and people can get lost on the streets. If it wasn’t for the Mission, I’d be in a much worse place. I wouldn’t have a way to make money for us to eat. This place is wonderful. Everything you learn here will make your life better.”

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Eric

“There are some great people at the Mission. They encouraged me, making sure I was on the right path God wants me to follow. The David Program gives me a sense of what I didn’t have – like family members who care about me – people who will listen and keep me going.”

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  Staff Stories

John

It was after his second semester in seminary that God made it clear to John that he’d return to work at The Union Mission in some capacity.

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  Volunteer Stories

Sean

“People want to know that you care about them, that they are not forgotten. I feel blessed to know we can help any way we can.”

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  Hope Haven Stories

Hope

“Never did I think that I would be in the position I am in today.  Whether it is doing office work, sorting food, or feeding 650 campers and staff I’m blessed to be where God wants me to be”

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  Volunteer Stories

Tracie

“I have so much passion to give back… I would do anything to help.”

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  Staff Stories

Ben

“It’s about helping kids take the next step, learn courage, independence, how to be in community with others, and help them personalize their relationship with God.”

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  Hope Haven Stories

Tessa

“God is always there giving us strength and courage to carry on. Who knows, perhaps some other camper will come back years later and serve the Lord here at Hope Haven.”

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Steve

“This place has transformed me. People here really care about me.”

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