Category: Stories of Hope

Niko, a man with a beard and glasses standing in front of Evansville Rescue Mission.

Meet Niko

Niko is celebrating Easter with JOY – because of you! Thank you for showing him that new life is possible. Niko’s struggle with addiction began at a young age, sipping his parents’ unfinished drinks. By the time he was a teenager, the grip of alcohol had taken hold of him.

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Meet West

Thanks to you… West has HOPE this Christmas! “I was trying to white-knuckle through my problems…” “I’ve struggled with mental health issues since I was a teenager,” says West, a 35-year-old guest at your Evansville Rescue Mission. “Bipolar disorder, crippling depression, and severe anxiety have caused me a lot of

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Meet Jordan

A Heart of Thanksgiving: Jordan wants to share how your support changed his life! “I had one more chance…” I was born and raised in Evansville, and I had a good childhood. In fact, I think my dad was the best dad you could ever have. He was a great

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Thomas Wagner - Summer Newsletter

Meet Thomas

Thank you for loving your neighbor, Thomas, and giving him hope for the future! “My life-long addiction had cost me everything…” I’m 70 years old and I haven’t been able to look at myself in a mirror in years. I can’t stand who’s staring back. That’s what a life-long addiction

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Meet Keith

Thank you for giving Keith a new beginning. Because of you, he has joy in his heart this Easter! “I just couldn’t take it anymore…” Keith’s life has been a long, tragic self-fulfilling prophecy. “My mom remarried when I was 12,” he says. “My new stepdad always said I was

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Meet Tommie

The best Christmas gift there is – Tommie has joy and new life, thanks to you! “I needed a chance to start over…” “Wax on, wax off, that’s what my mom taught us,” says Tommie, a guest at your Evansville Rescue Mission. He’s responsible for leading the cleaning crew here.

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Meet Michael

Michael is grateful & blessed this Thanksgiving because of your support You’ve given him hope and new life this holiday! “I was 116 pounds and hallucinating… It was really bad.” Michael was just 11 years old when his father died, leaving him overwhelmed with grief. But his mother was in prison and

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homeless services

Meet Mark

Mark is so grateful… You have given him new life! Mark walked along the streets of Evansville, homeless, filled with uncertainty and fear, grieving that his life had come to this. He’d been a hard-working, self-reliant man. Then he fell seriously ill and had to be hospitalized. He lost everything

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Meet Andrew

“I was driven by God to get here.” At age 42, Andrew retired from a senior position with a major corporation, thinking the change was what he needed to overcome his addiction to alcohol. “But it didn’t work out as planned,” he says. After several years of cycling between sobriety

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Meet Dan

“The hole in my heart has been filled.” By all outward appearances, Dan had lived a full life: a loving marriage, three beautiful children, a comfortable home, and a job that allowed him to support his family. Yet, while he was thankful for his blessings, he’d always felt something missing inside.

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