Blake is no stranger to uncertain and challenging times. Battling PTSD from his military service along with a drug addiction left Blake feeling broken and hopeless. Not only did he lose his job, car, and home, but he also lost his relationships with loved ones. There were times he had nowhere to stay so he slept underneath bridges on the streets of Pittsburgh. Desperate to be set free from the chains of addiction, he even tried to take his own life.
Blake learned about the Mission and its ministries from his parents. With nowhere to go and losing hope, he decided to join the men’s Recovery Program. Now at the Mission, he is able to find rest, peace, and most importantly, recovery. In the Recovery Program, he is addressing his life issues through classes and chapel services. “This place changed my life. I have responsibilities and accountability here.”