Karen used to look at people who are homeless and think “they’re just feeling sorry for themselves” until she experienced homelessness herself. “It was scary. I don’t know anything about street life and I had to experience everything right from scratch,” she says.
After going through a divorce and coping by drinking and experimenting with drugs, Karen found herself going downhill very fast. “I had lost my home, and I didn’t know what to do. I was all by myself. I was scared,” she says. Then one day she was dropped on the doorstep of Siloam Mission by her ex-husband. It was the chance she needed to get herself back together and her life began to change.
I came to Siloam Mission
and they straightened me out,
offered me a chance to get myself back together
Now part of the MOST (Mission: Off the Street Team), Karen is rebuilding her self-esteem and says, “My life and my attitude toward homeless people have changed 110%.” Karen now has a goal to return to school and get a job working in a nursery. Siloam Mission is helping her get there.
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