The denial of her addiction caused her to slowly loose her job, home, marriage, children and grandchildren.
Homeless and hopeless she came to the Mission to receive help, knowing she couldn't survive the streets of Redding.
A voice inside her said: "Have you had enough Pam?"
She walked to the trashcan and disposed of the drugs and bottles of liquor in her backpack. Yes she had enough. She never had a headache, craving or symptom of withdrawal and surrendered to God.
Pam enrolled in the New Life Recovery Program. She processed through the root issues and pain that were numbed by her addiction.
The tools she learned helped rebuilt confidence, new skills and hope for restoration and healthy relationships.
The New Life Recovery Program is free of charge and provides meals, clothing, housing, toiletries and so much more. This helped Pam save up for a car and all she needed for housing and furnishings.
Classes at the Mission's Academic Center helped Pam dream again, envisioning a sustainable future with God as her Guide.
Today Pam is employed, lives in her own place, enjoys life and shares her story to bring hope to those struggling with life in our community.
Thank you to our community of donors, mentors, volunteers and staff for believing people like Pam are worth fighting for.
Because you make your Mission the Mission lives are transformed.
"If it wasn't for the Mission, I would be dead." - Pam
Our January 2020 newsletter features Pam's story, a message from Executive Director Jonathan Anderson and more. Click the link below to read more.