“I have a new outlook on life!”

Karen has faced many struggles in her life – the deaths of her mother and her husband, some severe health issues and downsizing that resulted in the loss of her last job. Before coming to the Mission for shelter, she relied on the community meals here – and help from...
It wasn’t my time to go yet!

It wasn’t my time to go yet!

Like so many men and women who come to Faith Mission hoping to begin new lives, Ritchie had a pretty normal childhood. “I started drinking at 16. We’d go cruising in our cars and get beer.” His consumption increased after he married the first time, when he was “just...
Now I don’t have to walk the streets…

Now I don’t have to walk the streets…

When Barbara began having medical problems several years ago, no one really understood what was going wrong. “I kept going to the hospital, and they kept sending me back home,” she remembers today. “My kids were in their 20’s then,” she recalls. “They were very...
Taking life one day at a time…

Taking life one day at a time…

Though alcohol took over her father’s life when she was growing up, all in all Teresa says she had “a pretty normal childhood.” It wasn’t until she married “the wrong man” and had a child on her own that the real struggles began. “I was working and raising my son,”...

Excited About What God Has Given Her

“Mom died when I was six, and my grandparents got custody. My father was in and out of my life. I began rebelling when I was 13 and had my first child at 16.” A family member introduced Samantha to drugs, and by the time she was 22, she was not only the mother of two...