I Wandered Until I Found the Mission
Hi, I’m Jason. I've been working ever since I left home at 14. Home wasn’t my place to be. It was a bad and rough area. From what I remember, I have always moved from place to place. I moved to Maine, and on my 18th birthday, I moved to Florida. In Florida, I found a job working on boats. Later, I moved to South Carolina to work on motors.
At one point, I wanted a change of scenery, so I walked from New Hampshire to here.
But life up here was not easy; I didn’t know anyone. It was difficult for someone who was 25 to say that I knew how to put a motor together. The people at the motor shop here did not believe me. Back down south, I had close friends. Whenever I needed extra cash or a job, I knew where to go. The Mission gave me a place to stay when I didn’t have one. Since May, I’ve been clean and active in recovery programs to rebuild my life.