We met Brandi at one of the extended stay motels here in Branson. She is an incredible, bright young woman who is working hard to make her dreams a reality just like countless others. However, she has been forced to battle many obstacles including struggling to support her family and trying to overcome a bad credit score.
“The reality is this is just the hand I’ve been dealt and I am doing the best I can with what I have.”
Jesus Was Homeless is committed to helping people just like Brandi by providing programs and resources to set her on track and give her a second chance at a stable future. You can help give a second chance to countless others by joining our JWH Vision 2020 Campaign and donating just $20 a month. Will you help give someone a second chance?
For most of his life, Ian has struggled to stay out of trouble. He has been in and out of prison and battled with addiction. Jesus Was Homeless is a place Ian can come to, to help him figure out his next steps. We offer an addiction recovery group called RESTORE and we have a Licensed Professional Counselor available every Thursday. Our programs are designed to help set people on track for a stable and self-sufficient future. Ian now performs in the band at Gateway on Sundays and is able to help guide others who struggle with similar situations.
Meet Tori. Like many in today’s society, Tori struggles with anxiety. This made it incredibly difficult for her to maintain a job and deal with regular day to day activities. Tori’s journey with Jesus Was Homeless began years ago. She began attending Gateway services and formed a relationship with Christ. She graduated from our Jobs for Life program and even began singing in the Gateway band on Sunday mornings. The confidence she has gained through these programs and activities has helped her tremendously in dealing with her anxiety and given her a second chance at leading a stable and healthy life.
“These tattoos are from my old life. I used to be involved in gangs before getting into trouble and moving here, but I’ve changed since then. When I meet people up here still living that life, I just stay away. I’m trying to do right. There’s times where I find myself pushed to that level where I think, ‘man, if I was my old self, you wouldn’t want to be around me right now’, but I’ve changed now and I’m grateful for that.” -Julian
There are many, like Julian, who are trying to seek a better life in our community. There are many looking for a second chance. Our programs such as Jobs for Life, Community Connections, and RESTORE are specifically designed to help set people on the right track and give them a second chance at a stable, self-sufficient future.