Helping to end homelessness in a way which encourages dignity, not dependence.
Union Mission works to create a caring and compassionate environment where individuals can thrive and lives can be rebuilt.
STORIES OF CHANGE
Drinking. Drugs. Dropping out of high school. Any one of the three could derail most people. Add a positive diagnosis of HIV and anyone could easily find themselves dealing with both homelessness and hopelessness. After years of facing all four challenges, Calvin eventually chose to work hard to create a brighter future for himself, rather than to give up.
Drugs. Disability. Domestic violence. Each is a cause of homelessness – all three together can lead to a life of hopelessness. Thanks to those who give generously to Union Mission, help was available when Stephanie was ready to choose change.
Stopping the cycle of drug addiction and incarceration takes strength and support. Fighting those battles while homeless takes determination. For Everett Moore, leaving behind homelessness meant a literal journey of miles to reach the help he so desperately needed.
It isn’t always a long downfall to homelessness; sometimes it’s sudden. Your wife leaves, depression kicks in, a gambling problem develops, the bipolar disorder you were diagnosed with as a teenager becomes a problem again and when your car suddenly breaks down, you can’t afford to fix it. At least that’s the case with Jerry, a former antique shop owner and head of a recycling business from Frederick, Maryland.
Working your way out of homelessness is not an easy task, and nearly impossible alone – especially when you’re also dealing with problems with the law and drug addiction. Too often, these challenges lead to a cycle of homelessness that can be hard to overcome. Thanks to your support, Greg was able to find a helping hand to break the cycle of homelessness and rebuild his life.
Homelessness has many causes. For Amanda, it was the diagnosis of a serious illness that left her unable to work. A waitress all her life, she had never made enough money to save. With no savings and no support, she was homeless within three weeks of losing her job.
What would happen if you lost everything and had nowhere to turn? After leaving prison, battling mental illness and addiction, Arlene needed a place to rebuild her life. Thanks your generous support, she found help and hope here at Union Mission.
As a vetern in the U.S. Army, Peter struggled with a larger battle at home. Union Mission exists to help people like Peter retake control of their lives and leave homelessness behind. Thank you for sharing hope and help in our community.
HOW WE HELP
HOPE FOR TODAY
HOPE FOR TOMORROW
Having the skills to find and keep a job strengthens our clients’ chances of leaving homelessness behind for good. Union Mission provides mental health care, culinary arts training program, and job placement support.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE