As a child growing up with an addicted mother, Angelina didn't have the kind of role model she needed to care for herself or grow into a healthy adult.
Instead, she was busy taking care of everyone else.
“I put off high school,” she says. “I had to take care of my grandma, brother and mom.”
Then at 19, Angelina became pregnant with her son. But the biggest blow came when her son's father told her he was seeing someone else — and he kicked her out of their home.
Just like that, Angelina was on her own. But she had never learned how to be independent.
By this time, Angelina's mom was living a different life. Having entered into the Mission's program and successfully graduated herself, she was now married and working a full-time job.
So for the first time in her life, Angelina turned to her mom for help...
And Angelina's mom knew just where she should go to start a new life. She said, "What do you think about going to the Mission?"
At the Mission, Angelina earned her high school diploma — just like her mom did.
Her son is getting help for a speech delay, but he is always ready to pray during devotions!
“God knew we deserved something better,” says Angelina. “I'm most thankful for this place. It brought my mom, me and my son to God. It made our relationship healthy.”
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So many men, women and families have run out of hope. Without hope, there's no chance for transformation. And there's no chance for new life.
But the problem is about much more than hurting people living on the streets — or suffering from mental illness or addiction. It goes much deeper; and so many like Angelina and her mom find what it takes to be restored.
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So many hurting neighbors are depending on the Mission's programs to start a new life.
“Without you, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to graduate and be independent,” Angelina says.
“Being here is helping me learn how to take care of myself. Thank you for everything.”
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“We’re finally safe. Thank you for giving us a roof over our heads and food to eat. It’s a blessing.”
“We get three meals a day. We're healthy. I am so thankful for this program.”
“People get a second chance at life. Without this place, I wouldn't be alive.”