Stories of Hope

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Stories of Hope 2017-10-24T23:38:09-05:00

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A New Life of Joy and Service After years of using drugs, selling drugs and spending time in prison, James made many attempts to change – to make amends to those he’d hurt and be a better father to his children. But it’s difficult to do the right thing without guidance and opportunities. Knowing he needed a structured foundation on which to rebuild his life, he joined Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s New Life Program. “When I [...]


Reggie struggled to forgive… his family and friends… his boss and coworkers… even himself. The resentment he harbored impacted every area of his life – damaging relationships, limiting employment opportunities and stealing the joy from his heart. He was working a seasonal job, and when the season ended, he couldn’t afford his rent. He came to the Mission for a place to sleep… and food to eat… until he could get back on his feet. [...]


Restoring Hope, Finding Purpose When Greg’s family moved to a new city right before his junior year, being the new kid in school wasn’t a problem for him. “I played baseball, I drank beer and I smoked pot,” he says. “So I fit in with lots of crowds.” His drinking escalated when he went to college, and he dropped out. He entered the world of sales – cars, copiers, software – and was good at [...]