The Mission — December 2017

The Mission — December 2017

It really is going to be a happy new year!

Lydia endured a lifetime of pain, suffering, abandonment, and violence. But thanks to you, she has the chance to build a new life and a happier future in 2018!
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The Mission — November 2017

The Mission — November 2017

TROI SHARES IN HER OWN WORDS WHY CHRISTMAS IS SPECIAL AGAIN

I was 21 when I experienced my first Christmas ever. Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, we didn’t celebrate holidays — no birthdays, no Christmases, no presents, nothing…
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The Mission — October 2017

The Mission — October 2017

A NEW FAMILY FOR THANKSGIVING

Darrell lost everyone who was closest to him. His dad, who decided he didn’t love his family anymore. His wife, when she lost her fight against cancer. His best friend, unexpectedly. It taught Darrell he should never get too close — and to look for love at the bottom of a bottle of booze. But when Darrell found himself homeless, he knew he needed to make a change…
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The Mission — September 2017

The Mission — September 2017

Thanksgiving in “The Pit”

James spent 18 years living in “The Pit” — Skid Row. Today, thanks to you, he serves meals — filled with love — to those he left behind. Read More »

The Mission — August 2017

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MORE THAN A BED

For most of his life, Casey, 56, was content, even blissfully happy. Growing up in a caring, Asian, “religiously conservative, military family,” he knew he was loved.

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The Mission – July 2017

The Mission – July 2017

The streets are no place for a woman

As Debra stepped out of her apartment for the last time, she was scared. No longer able to afford the rising rent, and unable to find another place she could afford, the 55-year-old had few housing options.

At first, she tried living with one of her cousins. But it was so crowded, it soon proved untenable. The only option she could see was once unthinkable…

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The Mission – June 2017

The Mission – June 2017Learning To Live

Odir never really had a childhood. After years of feeling unwanted and abused, and bullied through school, it’s no wonder he turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. But God wasn’t finished with Odir. And one single moment of absolute clarity changed everything…Read More »

The Mission – May 2017

The Mission – May 2017A Mom’s Second Chance

Drugs and bad choices cost Claudia everything, including her children. Then, Hope Gardens Family Center gave her a second chance. See how your help led to a miracle in this month’s eNewsletter. Read More »

The Mission – April 2017

The Miracle in the Mirror

After a lifelong battle with drugs and alcohol, Ronald felt defeated. He needed help. So he came to Union Rescue Mission, where he quickly discovered a village filled with caring, supportive people. See how your help led to a miracle in this month’s eNewsletter. Read More »

The Mission – March 2017

The Mission – March 2017 6Working For A Better Future

When Kimjoy left prison for the last time at age 57, she was determined never to return to her old life. To do that, she needed a way to support herself. She needed a job. But she had no home, was penniless, and had no real job skills. Read More »