June 4, 2013
Gina was all about being a good mom to her two daughters. Then her brother committed suicide, sending her on a downward spiral into drugs and self-destructive behavior that resulted in CPS taking her kids away.
“When my social worker said I’d never get them back, that’s when I knew I needed help.”
Gina grew up in a close-knit family.
So close, in fact, that when Gina’s brother committed suicide, “I just flipped out.” Instead of attending her brother’s funeral, she went out and got high — a decision that had authorities so worried that CPS came and took her daughters away.
“When my social worker said I’d never get them back, that’s when I knew I needed help,” Gina says. That’s when she made the most important decision of her life — and decided to come to the Rescue Mission.
After six months here, her social worker was so impressed with Gina’s progress, that she reversed her earlier decision and made arrangements for Gina to be reunited with her kids.
“Now I’m complete,” she smiles. “We’re together
Today, Gina works as a housekeeper at a nearby hotel, has her own car and is saving up to move out on her own one day soon. But she says she’ll never forget what the Rescue Mission did for her. “I’ve never heard of a place like this,” she explains.
“The Lord saved my life. He’s here. I’m very blessed.”