The loss of two sons sent Walter into a downward spiral. Taking his own life seemed like the only option until he found lifesaving help and life-changing hope at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM).
Walter stood in the doorway of DRMM, knowing he desperately needed help, but not knowing how he could possibly begin again.
He’d lost everything. He had no home, no job. No hope.
It wasn’t drugs, alcohol, or a medical crisis that had wiped him out. It was a broken heart after the death of two sons.
Blind with grief and filled with a deep emotional hurt, Walter’s life had lost all direction and purpose. That’s when a caring friend brought him to DRMM. She knew that only the love and mercy of Christ could heal Walter’s deep wounds, and that our caring staff would help restore his faith and rebuild his shattered life.
Thanks to the support of generous friends, DRMM was immediately able to help
We offered Walter a good meal, emergency shelter, and—most important—the chance to talk and pray about his devastating loss.
It took some time before Walter could believe that God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3) and to trust “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). But time and faith have worked much healing in Walter’s heart, filling him with the courage to begin again.
“When I first came here, I was a mess. After losing two sons, I was mad at the world,” Walter says. “I still think about my sons every day, but I don’t get as angry as I used to. DRMM has really helped me out.”
Walter is grateful to the many donors who have helped him through his darkest time in life with the kindness of food and safe shelter. He is thankful, too, for our incredible staff and the tools that are helping him with a second chance in life. And he’s in awe of the healing that he sees all around him as men and women get the urgent help they need to battle joblessness, homelessness, and addiction.
“I’m very grateful,” Walter says. “I love these people for all the help they gave me.”
Thank you for sharing your blessings with people like Walter! Your gifts provide emergency food and shelter, plus the tools that can help those who are broken to rebuild their lives.
410 nights of emergency shelter are provided each month.