Bennett’s Story

Bennett’s Story

“God works through the women here every single day.” Abused as a very young child by a family friend, Bennett never told her parents because her abuser threatened to harm them. This trauma created a huge “hole” in her life which she first filled with achievement in...
Frank’s Story

Frank’s Story

“This place has given me hope!” When Frank was a kid, and into his early teen years, he was “heavy into church.” “My dad was a Baptist, and my mom was a Bible School teacher. I always knew there was a God.” The death of his mom and his daughter shook Frank’s faith. “I...
Eric’s Story

Eric’s Story

“Clean and sober four years!” Alcohol was part of Eric’s life as early as he can remember. Growing up on Chicago’s West Side, he worked after school in one of the bars his dad owned. “Dad had liver problems – part of his alcoholism – and my Mom was addicted to other...
Steve’s Story

Steve’s Story

“God wanted me to be here.” Steve grew up in a home where his family “didn’t really go to church a lot.” His Mom was God-fearing, and his father became that way later in life, but Steve didn’t really start growing in his faith until he learned to lean on...
Tony’s Story

Tony’s Story

“I’m going to make Mom proud.” Tony has felt lost most of his life and has spent much of it behind bars. But because friends like you care, he has renewed confidence and a new set of goals. And he’s determined to make his Mother’s wish come true. My name is Tony, and...