Nate is a man with ambition. Throughout his life he’s strived to be the best at whatever he did, to make the most of every situation. Long before drugs and alcohol entered the picture, Nate was addicted to something arguably as seductive and powerful – success. He grew up in a Christian home. His family attended church regularly. But when a bad breakup with his high school girlfriend took Nate by surprise, he blamed God for his misfortune and turnedRead More
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“I didn’t want to live anymore,” says Rita. ”I would cry out to God ‘Why? Why do you take people every day who have responsibilities, who have kids and families who depend on them? Why do you take them and not me?’” In 2005, Rita was 37 years old. She had been married for 14 years, had three beautiful children and owned a nice house in Arrowhead. She ran a successful child care business with a staff of 20 employeesRead More
Jesse came from a broken home. His parents’ constant fighting filled his childhood with feelings of fear, depression and anger. Turning to drugs in high school to alleviate the pain, Jesse started down a road that not only cost him his possessions, his home and what was left of his family ties – it robbed him of his freedom. “It’s hard for me to grasp how I was back then because God has changed my life so much. Even theRead More
Last week, after being inspired by the Quarterly Celebration and graduation of clients who overcame battles with addiction, homelessness, and hopelessness, Sarah was inspired to write this poem. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our Quarterly Celebrations! Contact us if you would like more info on attending our next event. Here I am, I need a home In the cold, the hot, I roam I long to be transformed… A place to live—is this the key? I longRead More
Retired City of Phoenix park manager Jerry Waehner oversaw the operation of some of our biggest city parks for quite some time. When he retired, he became a regular in our cafeteria, serving hot, delicious food to those who needed it most. But it’s when he got a taste of the life-altering work of the Hope Coach that things changed.Read More