Client Story Archives

Leigh Ann’s Story

The Gift of New Hope The evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton once wrote, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light

Brandon & Jennifer’s Story

The word “home” evokes feelings of safety, comfort, and welcome. Regardless of what life throws at you or the difficulties you are facing, home is a

Tracy’s Story

Finding Stability and Purpose Engine trouble brought Tracy to City Rescue Mission. But in truth, she’d been running on fumes — in body and spirit

Everret’s Story

Finding Stability After a Life of Boom-and-Bust Everett is no stranger to the boom-and-bust cycle of oil field work. “I got married right out of

Debbie’s Story

“City Rescue Mission saved me. I’m so thankful!” “God, what am I going to do?” Debbie asked aloud. She had been struggling to survive on

A Mother’s Journey Tish had to overcome the unimaginable to protect her children and ensure a better future for her family. Watch her journey from brokenness and

Rodney’s Story

““When I got here, I had such a sense of relief.” After nearly a decade of struggling to survive on the streets, Rodney was able

Rebecca’s Story

“My main goal is finding work and being the person I want to be.” When Rebecca got married, it felt like the start of a

Terri’s Story

“It’s time for me to have a life.” Terri’s mom was severely bipolar, and as an only child Terri knew that the burdens and blessings

Scott and Deanna

“We appreciate the blessings and opportunities you have given us.” Husband and wife Scott and Deanna know all too well the dangers of being homeless

Rebecca’s Story

“I’ve built and strengthened myself” As a teenager, Rebecca had a bright future — she was a world softball champion and national champion cheerleader. But

Tobyn’s Story

“I’m happy, my kids are happy.” “I don’t want my daughters to ever feel that pain,” Tish says, recalling when her daughter’s father attacked Tish

Thanksgiving at the Mission

“Thank you for giving me and others the opportunity to become who God intended us to be.” Raymond knows what it’s like to be homeless

Tish’s Story

“I’m happy, my kids are happy.” “I don’t want my daughters to ever feel that pain,” Tish says, recalling when her daughter’s father attacked Tish

Back to School with Scarlett

“What she needed, you provided.” At City Rescue Mission, our staff understands the importance of primary education for children. Kids experiencing homelessness are at an

Steven’s Story

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you.” When Steven moved here with his wife a few years ago he was optimistic about the future.

Blanca’s Story

“We feel safe now” When Blanca found herself homeless her first thought was the same as always: protect her young children. Forced to the streets

Finding Help and Healing

A Life Transformed After 20 Yearson the Street After living on the street for over 20 years, Marcus* knows what it means to go without

Shane’s Story

“The Mission was a godsend” Shane’s life changed in an instant. He was homeless, struggling with drug abuse. He’d spent a year living out of

Michelle’s Story

“You’ve helped me so much” No one knows the horrors of homelessness better than Michelle. For 10 years she struggled to survive on the streets.

James’s Journey

“I’m excited for the future” After graduating from college, James felt like the sky was the limit. He had a great job teaching, he was

James’s Story

“This program is working. Without it, we wouldn’t have any hope.” When James completed his service in the U.S. Army, he felt like the sky

Buddy’s Story

“ I knew things were finally going to be okay” Nine years ago, Buddy’s wife, Shannon, passed away in a tragic car accident. Buddy was devastated

Jasmine’s Story

“ I feel like this is the beginning of the rest of our lives” Escape was the only thing on Jasmine’s mind as she frantically packed

Yassine’s Story

“I feel like I’m human again” Yassine was ecstatic when he got the news — his green card was approved, and he could legally move

Sharon’s Story

“I felt a weight come off my shoulders” Sharon had always been a strong, independent person who could overcome any obstacle life threw at her.

Thomas’s Story

“Thank you for giving me a place to start my recovery”   Thomas knows firsthand how miserable it is to be homeless, struggling to stay

La Toyei’s Story

“I’m so glad to feel like myself again”   When La Toyei’s husband was unexpectedly and tragically killed, she didn’t know how to process  her