Yoana grew up in a home torn apart by abuse and alcoholism. After becoming a teen mother and leaving home at a young age, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction and homelessness. Today, she dedicates her life to serving others who are on the path to recovery.
Philip’s addiction drove him to the streets of Skid Row. But God wasn’t done with him yet. Today, he reflects on his change of identity, from the life of an addict to becoming a cook who helps prepare 1,900 meals each day at Union Rescue Mission.
Amanda had to do things no woman should have to do in order to survive the streets of Skid Row. Expecting a child and addicted to drugs, Amanda knew something had to change. After seeking treatment, she found Hope Gardens.