“I spent a night on a park bench and when I woke up, I was like ‘Wow, so this is rock bottom’”.
In need of safe shelter and a hearty meal, Joseph* turned to Men’s Mission.
“Walking through the front doors, there was some shame and everything that goes along with that. But to be quite honest, after the first couple of nights, I can’t believe how much help is available to a homeless man. You get laundry. You get a locker. I am freshly shaved. I bathe… I look healthy is what I’m saying… I am interview ready”.
Joseph is hoping to re-enter the workforce soon. While at Men’s Mission, he is taking part in a work program in the kitchen. “Having to get up and have a responsibility has been a godsend. There’s a little more bounce in my stride”.
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*While this story is real, Joseph’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy at his request.