When Leila came to the Mission to escape homelessness, she felt lost and unsure of where her life was headed. All she knew was she couldn’t go back to the same place she came from. “I was nervous about staying at Hope Place. I didn’t know what to expect or if I would fit in with the other women.” All her worries and anxieties were taken away as soon as she realized the Women’s Ministry shelter, Hope Place, is more like a home filled with family.
Once Leila felt comfortable, she spoke with staff about joining the long term program, Jesus First. “I always felt like the lost sheep…I believed in Jesus but never had a relationship with Him,” she shares. Classes, Bible studies and devotions have helped Leila to deepen her faith and have a better understanding of how to apply His word to her daily life.