Two years ago, Peter came to Our Saviour’s shelter. This month, he moved into an apartment of his own – and he’s “nesting like crazy.” His place gets plenty of light, and Peter likes that he can easily carry his bike down a short flight of stairs for safe storage....
Addiction Grabs Hold at an Early Age Lisa* was nine-years-old the first time she tasted a sip of beer. “I have been an alcoholic, I would say, since that first drink. I shared a beer with my sister and one of our friends. I immediately wanted a second beer. I remember that very vividly.” “I
Thirteen-year-old Ella Madison is out to change the world – and she’s off to a pretty great start. That’s why Justice, a tween girls clothing company that “promotes a positive sense of self and the celebration of every girl,” recently honored Ella at their annual Live Justice Awards. Ella was largely recognized because of her
“Homelessness is not fun. You have sad days. You have days where you just, you don’t even worry about your emotional well-being or self-care.” “It messes with your head,” says Genaysia, when she talks about being homeless. “Homelessness is not fun. You have sad days. You have days where you just, you don’t even worry
By the time Ivi* became homeless, she’d already endured more trauma and loss than most. She’d lost her mother, kids, dog, car, job, apartment, money—even her church community. She says, “It was my first time being in the street. I didn’t have anybody. I had nowhere to go. I started eating from the garbage. I
I knew Our Saviour’s was a decent place when I first stopped by. It wasn’t a big place. Kind of homey, down to earth. It was drizzling outside. I let them know who I was, and they said, “Come on in!” I was early, but they let me sit there for a little bit. I
Susan never knew that one workplace accident would lead to twenty years of opioid addiction. After graduating from college, Susan moved to St. Louis, Missouri, eager to begin a career in occupational therapy. Ten years later, disaster struck. While transporting a wheelchair, Susan got caught between the chair and the van. Her back twisted, and