“I’m being sustained and nourished!”
Describing herself as “an energetic and enthusiastic adventurer,” Martha moved to San Diego because she had visited here as a child and loved our sunny weather.
Working and living in her own apartment, she was completely self-sufficient.
But the loss of her job eventually led to homelessness. With her only family thousands of miles away, Martha stayed with friends for a time, then began researching our city’s resources.
“What I needed most was shelter, food and stability.”
Several organizations could meet her needs for a bed and meals, but only the Rescue Mission offered Martha a long-term program that would lead to lasting change!
Referred by another local nonprofit, Martha stayed in our Emergency Overnight Shelter while she waited for her application for our 12-month residential recovery program to be processed.
It was only three days before she received the good news!
“I was just amazed!” she says. “There are other good programs in San Diego, but I think this is the best. It’s like the Scripture says: ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’”
“It’s not just a shelter.”
“The Mission not only offers you what you need, but helps you with what is required to get back on your feet. They give you the strength to guide yourself and keep a sound mind.”
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