At first, she was nervous about how her young daughter would feel, but those worries were soon relieved. “My daughter loves it here! She enjoys playing on the playground and loves the staff. Everyone is so kind to us.” The best part of Rachel’s day is morning devotions. She has learned a lot about the Bible and is grateful that the Mission staff and volunteers are able to answer all of her questions. As Rachel grows closer to God, she has learned better coping mechanisms. She no longer feels tempted to turn back to her old addictions. “At the Mission, I don’t feel like I’m homeless. I never expected to be treated so well. Everyone goes above and beyond to help. I know I’ve gained a lifetime of support,” shares Rachel. Feeling recovered emotionally, physically, and spiritually, Rachel is now working hard and saving money so she and her daughter can find a home of their own.
*Rachel's name has been changed to protect her privacy.