A collection of stories from client about their lives.
The Mission Saved Me from Living on the Streets
Hi, I’m Jaime. At the Mission, I found happiness, friends, a job, and so much more. Now my life is better because I have been doing the right things, staying out of drugs, and behaving well.
The Mission is a Safe and Trusting Place
I came back to the Mission after 2 years of trying and failing to stay sober. During those years, I lived on the Cape, had a job, a place to live and friends who would intervene when I relapsed. But my recovery never lasted very long.
I Will Stay Determined to Be a Better Person
Hi, I am Mike and I am an alcoholic. I am not a nice drunk and missing my father’s funeral led me into deep guilt and depression.
I Never Thought I'd be a Drug Addict
Hi. I’m Walter. Growing up, I wanted to be a boxer or a Navy Seal. I never thought I would be a drug addict instead.
Building Confidence Like Never Before
I’m Tricia. When I really needed help, I felt in my heart that the Mission was a good place for me. Now I have the confidence in myself that I’ve never had before.
No Longer Trapped in My Prison
Hi, I’m Stephen. The Mission has done for me what I couldn’t do for myself. It’s given me structure and a fantastic opportunity for recovery.
Drinking, Drugging and Hating God
Hi, I’m Roy. I wouldn’t be here today without the Mission. I’m living a sober life and being a good son to my parents. But for a long time, I was just a bad drunk.
With the Disease Comes the Devil
Hi, I’m RoseMarie. After a few years of using drugs, I needed to have an awakening, and I did at the Boston Rescue Mission. It breaks my heart to see the folks coming to the Mission who are hungry, but I like helping them. That could be me out there.
Fighting Guilt is the Worst Part
Hello, I’m Roberto. There’s a lot of help available from a good group of people at the Mission. I’m trying to get as much help as I can. It’s good to balance making room for myself and working with others. I used to be so absorbed with myself!
I Know the Mission is a Great Place
Hi, I’m Richard. A friend recommended the Mission to me during his stay here. I’m thankful for the opportunity to stay focused and sober, and get the job training that leads to better work.
If I Shine, We All Shine
Hi I’m Marvin. God has truly blessed me at the Mission. Spiritually, I’m lifted, and looking for my next home.
The Mission Gave Me the Chance to Get My Life Back
Hi, I’m Long. My childhood was tough. Because my father was American and mother was Vietnamese, I couldn’t go to school in Vietnam without fighting with other kids. There was a lot of hatred there for people of mixed race.