A collection of stories from client about their lives.
Thank You For Having us in your Hearts
Hi. I'm Alex. For me, there's a solution to staying sober which requires help. Working a structured program with the caring staff at the Boston Rescue Mission is giving me an honest chance to heal.
Finding the Mission is One of the Best Parts of my Journey
Hi. I’m Alfonso. I found the Mission by accident, and it was one of the best accidents ever!
I can't do it on my own.
Hi. I’m Amanda. The Boston Rescue Mission has a way of loving the unlovable and trusting the untrustworthy. No other program has been able to help me. I’m glad, because I didn’t think anything was going to work.
Giving up Everything to Get Clean
Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m grateful for a safe, structured program and to have people to talk to at the Mission. Getting clean isn’t easy, but I’ve got to give my kids a healthy home.
I Felt Worthless, Now I'm Worthy of Love.
My name is Avery. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned at the Boston Rescue Mission. I never thought the relationship with my son could be so positive. It feels so good to laugh when I’m sober. And expressing my feelings and standing up for myself is easier than ever.
I Need Hope!
Hi I’m Bill. My introduction to the Mission was eye-opening. As I’m recovering, I want to help give to others the help that I’ve been given; even if it’s just to give hope. I certainly needed hope!
Now I Can Start to Love Myself
Hi, I’m Carla. Ever since my parents left me at age 12, I felt like I was on my own. A family took me in and did their best to help, but I still had to depend on myself. I ended up wandering around alone, struggling through high school, and dropping out before graduating.
The Mission and I are on the Right Track
Hello. Carlos here. Before the Boston Rescue Mission, I had nowhere to go and didn’t know what to do next. Here, little by little, my life is falling into place.
Coming Here was the Best Decision I Ever Made
Hi I’m Chris. I lost so much for so long, but now there’s so much I want to do. The staff at the Boston Rescue Mission have been a great help on my journey.
When Everything Came Crashing Down
Hello. Daniel here. The Mission has given me a foundation to restart my life the right way. For so long, I couldn’t cope with the memories and feelings of so much that went wrong.
It Took Me Losing Everything to Get Help
Hi, I’m Danielle. I lost a lot before going back into treatment again. But now the people in my life are so much happier. When someone like me stays sober and lives the right way, other people around me really benefit. It’s been a long way from the vicious cycle of addiction I was in.
The Community Here Gives Me a Strong Leg to Stand On
Hi, I’m David. When I had no idea where to go, the Mission gave me comfort and solace in a time of uncertainty. Since I’ve been here, my faith has grown and strengthened, and every day I carry a little less burden. I’m moving toward a simpler way and away from the stress of my previous lifestyle.