Changed Lives


Homelessness Didn’t Stop her

For 40 years, Brenda worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, diligently taking care of others. But when the company she worked for unexpectedly went out of business, she was 60 … Continue reading

From Homeless to Pre-Med

Alexandra and her mother arrived at Raleigh Rescue Mission when she was just nine years old. “My mom lost her job,” Alexandra, who is now 20, says. “I didn’t understand … Continue reading


When your own mom chooses her abuser over you.

Adolescence can be a confusing time for a boy. But for Felix, it was made worse when his mother married an abusive man. It was the shock of Felix’s life. … Continue reading

No More Standing in the Rain with Children

“Being homeless hurts. You have to stand outside in the rain with your children. And people are mean to you. Once they know you don’t have anywhere to stay, they won’t answer their phone. They won’t open their doors. I try to shield my children so they won’t see it.” Continue reading

Out In The Snow With a Newborn

Your support keeps families together and gives women a second chance that we otherwise wouldn’t have if we were on the street. Your donations keep everything running. Thank you. Continue reading

A night at the park with twins – and a newborn!

Sheryl came to Raleigh to use her nursing skills to care for her ailing mom. But when her mother passed, she had to make other living arrangements while grieving the … Continue reading


So sick, his shoes didn’t fit.

“God bless you for helping. You’re giving people a chance to be transformed through Christ Jesus.” – Ericson Continue reading

Denny learns to read at 58

“I will not forget what this Mission has given me. I won’t forget you all because you do a lot of good.” – Denny Continue reading

A widow unprotected on Raleigh’s streets

“When you give . . . you’re saving someone’s life.” –Pearl Continue reading

Homelessness split her family in four pieces . . .

“I was thinking if I could just get a job . . . the boys and I were going to be ok. That did not happen.” – Verlisha Continue reading