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William’s Story

"I felt as if my chains were broken, and I was set free." When William's mom died from a heroin overdose, his life spiraled out of control. Alcohol and drugs became his coping mechanisms as he acted out in high school due to the grief of her absence. But little did he know that this was only the beginning of his struggles. (more…)

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Homeless at Christmas?

I can hardly imagine anything more challenging than spending Christmas homeless and alone. Every year I am overwhelmed when I see all the kids who call Gospel Rescue Mission home during the holidays. On the one hand, I am deeply grateful they are here with us - that they are safe, fed, and off the streets. On the other hand, my heart breaks when I consider all they’ve had to endure in their short lives.  (more…)

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Kenny

Kenny is a survivor. When he was fifteen years old, his father committed suicide in front of him. And shortly after that, his mother kicked him out of the house. Traumatized by the image of his father's death, Kenny had to make it on his own. (more…)

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