From the Streets to Getting Back on Their Feet: Medford Gospel Mission Expanding Program to Help Hom

From the Streets to Getting Back on Their Feet: Medford Gospel Mission Expanding Program to Help Homeless

Posted: Fri Dec 14 19:17:35 PST 2018
Updated: Fri Dec 14 19:17:36 PST 2018

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may not have had before. olivia says to baby madison, "say hi to rachel!" olivia bailey lives at the medford gospel mission. she was homelessand is working to get back on her feet. olivia says, "i came here to the mission with no hope that i would be able to keep my child because i don't have a home." she helps serve breakfasts hereand is learning skills that will transfer to the workforce. that's important hereas the employees support tight- knit community. an example? ginger a manager.. threw a baby shower for olivia. ginger says, "i had no idea how it was going to speak and change her life." ginger says oliva wrote her a card showing her thanks... and mentioning it gave olivia the boost she needed. ginger says, "it just made me realize how simple showing somebody a little love and speaking love into their life and truth can change them and start them on the road to recovery and restoration." now medford gospel mission wants to expand.and offer more in-depth courses that focus on 5 areas of restoration: emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and educational. jason says, "we're gonna work very hard offering classes in giving people the tools that they need to succeed as they leave our program and they re-enter into the community." because it's about solving homelessness for these folks..one person at a timeby focusing on the person as a whole giving them tools to succeedand new memories for their new life. jason says, "next year they won't have to say well i had to be in omission last year at christmas it was i was able to christmas around a bunch of people that love me." and olivia says she's excited to help madison grow upand grow alongside her. olivia says, "just excited to be able to call this place my family." if you want to get involvedthey
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