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Just a year ago, Michael Homsey was a person he says he wouldn't recognize today. "I walked around angry, I was abusive," Homsey said. "I was definitely a drug addict."
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There are people who “have a heart for rescue.” David is certainly one of them. He knows what it’s like to be homeless and addicted.
Billy grew up in a single parent home. He was only 16 when his mom died and a family from the church he attended took him and his sister into their home.
Kiwanis and his family had just settled into a new apartment when the 19-year-old’s world was turned upside down. “The landlord said, ‘Your oldest son is too old to stay with you,’” Kiwanis says. “I came home from school that day and my mom told me I couldn’t stay there. I left and started walking.”
Over the past three decades, Tim and his twin brother both worked hard. There were eight years in a textile mill, followed by fourteen years at a plastics factory and then six years at a convenience store. When they were let go from their last job, neither was able to find work.
David knows all about overcoming obstacles and limitations. You see, he was the assistant director of a drug treatment program here in Allentown.
Paul was attending an AA meeting when he learned about the Mission. “I had a history of drinking,” he says. “And alcoholism wasn’t paying the rent.” Paul lived on the streets of Allentown for nearly two weeks before he decided he needed to change his life.