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CITY RESCUE MISSION

Jim's Story


Jim struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. When it got bad, he would end up in the hospital and then treatment centers for detox. He finally realized that these were only temporary fixes to his problem. Soon Jim’s hospital bills began to add up as his health deteriorated. He felt bound by the chains of addiction and was losing hope. While in another round of treatment, Jim learned about the Men’s Recovery Program at the City Rescue Mission. He decided it was time to try a new approach.


"I felt safe here. I had nothing to worry about because
they provided everything I needed," shares Jim.

As soon as Jim came to the Mission, he had a sense of peace and comfort. “I felt safe here. I had nothing to worry about because they provided everything I needed,” he shared. Jim grew close to the staff and other program members, referring to them as family in a place that felt like home. More importantly, Jim developed a relationship with Jesus Christ. “I got up early every morning to go down to the chapel and pray before the service,” he shared. Chapel services and classes helped Jim learn more about the Bible. After turning his life over to Christ, it didn’t take long for Jim to become completely transformed. “The desire to drink went away completely.” He shared. Jim has been sober for six years now! He continues to pray every day as he grows in his faith.