Katherine is among a great many men and women at DRMM who will see Christmas in a whole new way this year. Your support has brought her in off the streets, helped her break the bonds of addiction, and opened her heart to God’s love and to His plans for her.

“One of the girls here kept calling me, telling me to come to treatment. And I finally did. I was very intoxicated, angry, hurt, ashamed, guilty—just a full range of emotions. I didn’t see any hope . . . I had run out of options.

“I made a decision that I really wanted to be clean. DRMM brought me to a place where I can be honest with myself without being ashamed. They were truthful about my situation and gave me material and groups [that helped me understand] what God can do for me.

“The spirituality here is just unbelievable. I love singing and giving my testimony. God brought me from the darkness into the light—not because I deserved it—just because of His grace and mercy. Being separated from God leads to being homeless, to no toothbrush or toothpaste, to no toilet paper, and living like an animal. I don’t want to live like that anymore. When I came to DRMM, there was a lot of love at the door. They hugged me and loved me and said, ‘Katherine, we’ve been waiting for you.’

“I came in here with huge amounts of pain, but I learned hope, faith, and love and that’s why I stayed.

“DRMM has prepared me well for the outside world and it’s going to continue to get better and better. There are going to be obstacles, but they have given me a foundation.”

Thank you for your ongoing partnership that allows DRMM to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and offer the tools for sobriety and permanent life change. We can’t do it without you!

Your support is saving and changing lives each day—lives like Katherine’s.


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