His last chance.
The biggest change.
When Rick came to the Mission, he knew it was his last chance. He was homeless, hungry, and had battled addiction for over 30 years.
“This was pretty much the end for me,” he says. “I came in with ripped up shoes. My Vans had holes in them. I had long hair. My t-shirts had holes. I wasn’t expected to pull through.”
At the Mission, Rick found the biggest change he could have ever imagined — a whole new life. He completed our certified Residential Program 9 years ago. He's still sober, has a great job, and a home. He's happy and healthy. As you can see from his photo, he looks nothing like the hungry, homeless, desperate man who first came to our door.
“Thank you for everything you do, because without your donations, none of this could be possible,” he says.
Graduates of our certified 12-month Residential Recovery Program, like Rick, have twice the success rate of the national average. Often people learn about the program because they come in for a meal.