Teresa has been homeless for more than four years in downtown Phoenix. Now 43, she started living on the streets after being unable to pay rent for her trailer at a nearby trailer park. With no friends or family able to take her in, she felt she had no other alternative but to figure out how to survive on the streets. Today, as local Phoenix Rescue Mission Hope Coach workers talk with her, she mentions how she struggles with dyslexia and severe depression, both of which make it hardRead More
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Using the Past to Change the Future When volunteer Vikki Calendar steps onto the Changing Lives Center campus, she has in her heart a hope for change, comfort to give, and a challenge to bring to the women we serve. She has a passion for planting seeds and watching them grow in the lives of the women she mentors each week for the past year at the Changing Lives Center. “You see the lives that are changed here,” says Vikki. “YouRead More
Here at the Phoenix Rescue Mission, hope begins with a meal. But dignity begins with a shower and a fresh set of clothes! It’s not something that immediately comes to mind, but the homeless men, women, and children we serve need new underwear, bras and socks just as much as they need nourishment and a safe place to lay their head. Most of the clothing we give out is used and there is nothing wrong with that. But we think you’llRead More