'This place saved my life'
Born prematurely, Faith was given only a 5% chance of survival. Faith spent three months in the hospital and lived!
For much of her adult life, she worked as a nanny. Then her beloved mother died, followed by her father. Faith felt so alone but kept moving forward in faith. After that, Faith got so sick that she couldn’t walk. She was hospitalized for a month but, again, survived. She began rehabilitation that lasted six months. During this time, Faith was unable to work and pay her rent. So, she lost her apartment and was locked out of all her belongings.
In the middle of the pandemic, Faith found herself homeless. She had no money, no job, no clothes, and still struggled to walk. The 51-year-old was almost out of options.
Then she came to Detroit Rescue Mission with nothing and found kindness and help, thanks to generous donors and volunteers.
“I was given clothes and three meals a day with homemade food,” she recalls. “I feel like I belong, like I’m home here. This place saved my life.”
Today, Faith is taking the next step of faith. She is walking now! She is also working toward living independently in her own home. She paints and writes and enjoys reading at the Mission’s library.
She is even looking forward to Christmas this year and knows she won’t be alone. Faith says the holidays at the Mission are a blessing. “The staff and volunteers really make you feel special,” she says.
Your continued support of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries this holiday season will give others like Faith the gift of a lifetime! It starts with a hot meal and safe shelter.