Life Changing Stories

Melinda Now Feels Empowered

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Melinda left a substance abuse recovery program, landing her on the streets to fend for herself. Scared and without safety and security, she was referred to The Lord’s Place Burckle Place. Since moving in to Burckle Place, she has utilized peer support and became involved with the job training and employment services program, where she …

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Xiomara’s Story

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Xiomara never felt like she had the necessary skills to be a consistently present and engaged mother. She heard about The Lord’s Place during a five-month sentence in jail, a period of time for which she is very thankful, because she didn’t think she was able to stop living life the way she had been …

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This is A.J.

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At the age of 67, A.J. was spending his nights sleeping behind the storage shed in The Lord’s Place parking lot, and hanging his clothes on the dumpster to dry overnight. Early in the morning, he would gather his few things and make his way down the street to a local park where he would …

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Meet Kenneth

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After serving 6 years in prison, Ken was released in 2016. With his lengthy arrest record and battle with addiction for most of his adult life, it was very difficult for him to find a job and a place to call home. In May of 2016, Ken was admitted to The Lord’s Place Men’s Campus. …

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Cooking with Carolina

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A year ago, when Carolina joined our job training and employment program, she expressed her desire to gain more skills working in the kitchen to eventually get a job in the food service field. Carolina worked very diligently in our culinary transitional work experience program, advancing through the apprenticeship levels, demonstrating increased skills monthly, and …

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