A New Life

A very pregnant woman named ‘Martha’ came into the Rescue Mission’s Family Shelter seeking help. During her intake, Martha revealed she had just left her husband who had problems with drugs and alcohol and was verbally abusive. While she escaped a hostile environment, Martha had very little money, one past eviction and a large noisy family. In short order, Martha got connected to several resources including help with her eviction, health care, credit repair classes, financial and legal assistance and a housing voucher that will provided her with a safe home. Over the course of eight months, Martha found community, a church, a strong network of supporters and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Martha is overjoyed and continually shares her gratitude for the chance to move forward.