Before coming to the Mission, Gary struggled with homelessness and addiction for many years. He felt broken and hopeless while he lived a life separated from God. Eventually, Gary’s addiction cost him his job after being charged with a DUI. It was then that he came to the City Rescue Mission for help. First, he was stayed in the Mission’s emergency shelter where he was given a safe place to sleep and hot meals every day. After speaking with a staff pastor about the Men’s Recovery Program, Gary realized it could be the change he needed in his life and decided to go through with it.