“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. But last year when she was working as an accountant and attending university for her master’s degree, her life began to unravel. Sharon and many of her coworkers were laid off last year as COVID-19 upended the nation. Soon, she became homeless.

“I always could take care of myself,” Sharon says. “The idea that I was in limbo, I didn’t realize how trauma like that would trigger me.”

Dark thoughts began to fill her mind and Sharon knew she needed to ask for help before the unthinkable happened. Thankfully, she found City Rescue Mission and got here as soon as she could.

“I felt a weight come off my shoulders,” Sharon recalls.

With the stable and peaceful environment she found here, Sharon was quickly hired in a remote position working for an insurance company. She is looking forward to transitioning out of our program soon and finishing her degree. Sharon also hopes to ultimately be able to help others in the way that you helped her through your support of City Rescue Mission.

“Thank you,” she says. “I appreciate your help. Please keep doing what you’re doing and give people like me hope.” Sharon’s transformation was only possible because of your support. Thank you for changing lives.

Your gifts to the Mission help give individuals like Sharon hope and a chance at a new life. Thank you.

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