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Stories of Compassion

Each of us has a unique story of hope and restoration.

The guests featured in our stories below have experienced homelessness, found renewed hope in Christ, and have started on a new journey that God has planned for them.

*Please note that in order to protect the privacy of our guests, many names and photos have been changed but their stories remain untouched.

 

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Because of you in 2021…

6,183

individuals were served at MTM and Heartside Ministry

143

individuals secured employment

92%

% of guests who exit MTM programs successfully remained housed after one year

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Transforming Lives

“Mel Trotter is a great stepping stone,” says Robert*, noting that the resources he’s received combined with the positive influence of the Mel Trotter team have helped put his dream of having his own apartment within reach.

Robert

Last year, Robert lived in his car for eight months. One night he fell asleep and awoke to find himself nearly frozen. A concerned friend recommended Robert seek safe shelter at Mel Trotter Ministries. For the past few months, he has received hot, hearty meals, a warm, comfortable bed to sleep in and personalized support to help him find stability and secure affordable housing of his own.

*names and photos have been changed to protect the privacy of our guests

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