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STORIES OF SUCCESS Jennifer Photograph by Maggie Lynn, Article by Andrea Six Motherhood is a balancing act. Keeping everything going, even when things get rough, is just part of the job description. When Mom gets sick, it can be a real challenge for the family to keep...
Homelessness can happen for many different reasons. A victim of domestic violence, with no network of support, can quickly find she’s exchanged one perilous living situation for another. Bravely leaving behind an abusive relationship, Logan knows all too well that the best choice for a family can be the one that leads to a homeless shelter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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