Blakeley's Story

Blakeley
“I knew at that moment — I'm going to die.”

Blakeley

Blakeley couldn’t stop the bleeding. Huddled in the backseat of the car she called home, she gingerly touched the bridge of her nose —a nose her boyfriend had just pummeled. It wasn’t her first beating.
 

 

“When you’re on drugs, you don't feed yourself. I had to go through trash. A lot of times I did go hungry.”

Blakeley couldn’t stop the bleeding. Huddled in the backseat of the car she called home, she gingerly touched the bridge of her nose —a nose her boyfriend had just pummeled. It wasn’t her first beating.

But Blakeley’s boyfriend broke more than just her nose that day...he shattered the illusion that had prevented her from getting the help she needed.

Blakeley says, “I knew at that moment — I'm going to die. This is it, I'm hooked. And I couldn’t leave him because if I left him I wouldn't have drugs. "That's the moment when I realized I have to get help...”

That’s why she came to the Mission — and her journey of restoration started with a meal you helped to provide!

Blakeley says, “When you’re on drugs, you don't feed yourself. I had to go through trash. A lot of times I did go hungry. But I would just get high, so I wouldn't have to feel that.”

Right now, we’re preparing to welcome thousands of guests, just like Blakeley, through our doors. And each of them will be hungry for a meal, and the opportunity for a second chance.

That’s why your support is so important — because every individual and family deserves the chance to discover a whole new life!

 

Christmas hope has the power to...

TRANSFORM LIVES!

Here are a couple of ways you can make a big difference!

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