“I grew up in a functioning but dysfunctional family,” Jonathan says. “Meaning, they all had good jobs and went to work—but every day was a party: at the age of seven, I was introduced to marijuana and beer. By my parents.”Read More
Imagine how it would affect you if you lost your beloved mother . . . on your 22nd birthday . . . For Jessica, it was the final emotional push that sent her into a downward spiral of depression where she turned to drugs to numb the pain. But her suffering had started years before, in a relationship …Read More
But in the midst of that life-dominating crisis, God remembered her. Out of the blue, “A lady contacted me,” she says, shaking her head. “I told her I wasn’t doing well.” Then Chelsey smiles. “And she told me about The Haven . . .”Read More
“I was never homeless”—not sleeping on the streets at least, Nerissa remembers. But after losing her husband, and with no place of her own as a refuge, “I was definitely in dangerous situations,” she says.Read More
Many people would say that Michael didn’t stand much of a chance—of having a life . . . or of staying alive for long. But unlike so many who find themselves trapped on the mean streets surrounded by violence, death, and drugs, Michael knew there must be an escape.Read More
Your help is making a life-changing difference! After years of rebellion and recklessness, and filled with regret, Linda called her grieving parents. “On Thanksgiving,” she says, tears welling up in her eyes…Read More
Thanksgiving Day, 2018. What a beautiful day of service! Take a look at these photos to see a glimpse into the joyful day we had serving the community alongside our wonderful volunteers!Read More
Every year as the holidays come up on the horizon, I find myself looking with fresh eyes at all the grateful faces enjoying a good hot meal at Haven of Rest—and the kind of biblical hope, healing, and recovery that leads to real life change.