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Brian's Story

It is our vision at Home Sweet Home to be a ministry of refuge and renewal powered by Jesus Christ.

Each day we restore hope to our residents, encouraging them towards successful paths in life. Learning to walk a new path takes time and devotion. Take it from one of our former residents, Brian, a veteran who stayed at Home Sweet Home for seven months.

“When I got here it was December and we had some below zero temperatures. I could have been out there freezing to death,” says Brian.

When he came here, Brian was at rock bottom, hopeless. Brian was dealing with a divorce, leading him into depression which ultimately cost him his job and his apartment. Brian felt alone, with no one to talk to.

“You think you’re a number when you come in but as time went on you figured out that you’re not just a number you’re actually somebody that people care about.”

Having a special room for veterans was his first step towards a new, brighter path.

“So it was wonderful to have a place to go and some sort of privacy to start off with,” adds Brian.

Brian’s faith was restored through devotions, counseling, job life training, and Faith and Finances classes. “You get out of it what you put into it. And that’s what we did, we just kept plugging along all that time and finally things happened.”

He utilized our services here to turn his life around. “Everyone is fragile, they just don’t realize it how fragile they can be. They start to help you put the pieces back together.”

Brian now has an apartment, a job, and confidence in himself that didn’t exist seven months ago.

“It’s given me hope again,” says Brian.

He hopes to serve as an inspiration to others that no matter your situation, if you choose to change, it can happen here at Home Sweet Home.

Brian loves his new job and the path he is on now. He knows obstacles still lie ahead, but now has a more optimistic approach.

“Just basically live day by day and keep myself together. Making it. This place has been a Godsend,” praises Brian.

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Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12