No More Stolen Strawberries or Dumpster Donuts
For years, Sarah survived on two things: stolen strawberries from a farm near the bridge she lived under and donuts from a bakery dumpster.
“You could jump in the donut dumpster, and you'd have to get in and out before the trash compactor smashed you to death,” she says.
At the time, Sarah thought risking death to get something to eat was her best option. That’s how far down addiction had dragged this young woman who went to college and had a bright future ahead of her.
She tried rehab, but wasn’t able to stay sober . . . until she came to the Mission. She arrived with nothing to her name — not even shoes. Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, she was given new shoes, clean clothes, a safe place to sleep, and delicious, nourishing meals. She joined our 12-Month Residential Recovery Program. Three years later, she’s still sober! She has a career as a pet stylist, manages a sober living house, and volunteers at the Mission once a week.
“The words to “Amazing Grace” ring so very true for me, because I was in fact lost, but am now found, my chains of addiction are forever gone. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to be set free!”