Since I’ve been here, it’s a completely peaceful, freeing feeling. I just feel like me. And I didn’t know what that felt like. I didn’t know who I was before and I felt like drugs were who I was, but that’s not me anymore.Read More
Why do we share stories?
When we think about the people experiencing homelessness around us, certain images and labels come to mind about who they are and how they got there. Portraits of Hope is a way their stories can be heard and we can be reminded that restoration is possible, and lives and families can be healed.
My rock bottom moment was when I had no body on my side and I realized that my nephew was a month old and no one had called me or told me. I went on Facebook and saw it. That was heart shattering...Read More
I filled out the application, went in to interview — I cried in the interview. They said I was a basket case. And I was. To describe me emotionally, I was a cup dropped and shattered in a million pieces. The owner was in the interview, and they asked me to step out so they could talk. They weren’t going to hire me, but the owner said, “Something’s telling me to hire you.”Read More
All my life I’ve been addicted to drugs, in and out of prison, just being homeless on the streets. A hopeless, horrible life. I ended up at the shelter and I started the Next Step Program that’s where I got the seed of God planted.Read More