Children grow up in alcoholic homes. It’s a hard reality and a story we hear over and over from men and women who enter Raleigh Rescue Mission’s recovery program. And the sad consequences are often a repetition of their parents’ mistakes.
Jerry Bridges dragged his 98-pound frame out of his chair and tottered across the floor. Three steps later he collapsed from exhaustion. Frightened, he called a friend who took him to the hospital. Later, a doctor told him, “God must really love you. You had about three more days to live.”
Cedric was living a life most of us know only from the movies. Transported by two vehicles—cocaine and freight trains—for three-and-a-half years, Cedric traveled the United States with little more than the clothing on his back.
Anthony Burrows and his wife had been through a lot in 27 years. They'd raised a daughter and son, held each other through family deaths and traveled the country together. But the couple also shared a drug addiction that eventually tore them apart.
Could you make it if your life started the same way as Patrick’s? By the time he was nine, Patrick had been molested, introduced to cocaine and beaten so badly he ended up at the hospital. But, from his broken past emerged a bright future.
Our Mission: Through the love of Jesus Christ, Raleigh Rescue Mission rebuilds broken lives of men, women, and children in our community by ministering to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.