Wednesday, August 22, 2012

From Homeless to Staff Member

John G. came to our program almost 8 years ago. John had been chronically homeless for over 3 years and was in and out of homelessness most of his adult life. John was homeless due to his constant battle with addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol. John decided to come to MOHM'S Place (our meal site) and see if he could get a warm meal and some help with recovery. With the faithful help and support of all of our partners, that is exactly what John received...help.

Over the course of the next few months, John began to work in the ministry as a volunteer as he dealt with his destructive habits and addictions. John quickly received the recovery support and aid he so desperately needed and has maintained his sobriety since 2004.

Soon after achieving his sobriety, John was put in our work program and began employment as a supervisor in our thrift store. John quickly showed a managerial attitude in his work ethic and excelled in each position that he held in the ministry. He was eventually promoted to the Store Manager and was put on staff full time at New Visions.

John continued to make progress in every area of his life. Soon after making such progress, John was married to a woman he met at church, Sheila. The two of them have their own home and enjoy the company of their dogs and horses.

John currently works full time in the ministry as the facilities director and lawn service manager.

We, together, are changing lives one person at a time!


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