Stories of Success

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Building a Brighter Future: Greg’s Story

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.

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A Family’s New Beginning: Khadijah’s Story

Trapped in a cycle of violence, it can be difficult to see a way to a brighter future. As a single mother with no family support, the road can be rocky enough to make you feel trapped. But Khadijah was willing to do whatever she needed to do to build a better life for her son. Thanks to your generosity, Khadijah found hope and a brighter future here at Union Mission.

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Climbing Up: Joe’s Story

Losing your job can put you on a steep slide to homelessness. Job loss and alcohol addiction combined can make it difficult to climb back up. Joe Anderson needed stability and support to help him rebuild his life. “I got to the point where I drank at home and I got to...

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Hope and Help: Amanda’s Story

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.

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Finding Home Again: Willie’s Story

When you need help, your best hope is to go home and get the help you need. For the homeless, finding help is a daily struggle. Finding home can be an even greater challenge. For Willie, recovering from drug addiction, returning to his childhood home in Savannah...

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Getting Back on His Feet: Jerry’s Story

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.

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