Healed by God’s Mercy

“There was something broken in me,” Christina relates of her younger years. Sexually abused as a child and introduced to alcohol in middle school, she was easily charmed into marriage to an older man when she was 21. “He won me over, but he was abusive in every way,” she recalls. “If there was a…

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A Steward for God

Grateful and blessed, Gabriel is a “steward for God.” He started working here while he was in the program, battling the drug addiction that began after his divorce.

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Sandi’s Story

“My childhood was very crooked. My dad was very abusive verbally, mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually.” Because of her traumatic childhood, Sandi began using meth. Soon, she was getting a divorce and homeless. She saw no hope for herself.

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Forever Thankful

“I was in denial that I was addicted,” Darrell says of his teen years. “My parents thought I was just being rebellious.” Darrell describes himself as an occasional drug user back then, but he would go on binges. On the occasions when he did stop using drugs, he always went back to them, and his…

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You Helped William Find Purpose

“I felt hopeless,” William says of the nine years he spent homeless. A veteran, he had returned to his hometown of Memphis at 40, addicted to drugs and alcohol. He was fortunate enough never to have slept on the streets, but moving from one friend or family member’s couch to another eventually took its toll…

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Finding God – And a New Life

When Daryl came to Memphis Union Mission, he was a wreck of a man. “On payday, I would have three drug dealers waiting for me. There was no way I could pay them off,” Daryl says. “I prayed to God and told Him I was going to put my trust in Him. I got paid…

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You Helped Chris Put God First!

The men and women coming to Memphis Union Mission are often gifted with a new beginning. In Chris’s case, he was gifted twice. The first time Chris graduated from the recovery program at the Memphis Union Mission was in 2017. He was sure he had put his addiction behind him. Even so, he patiently took…

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