Tim is a man who has learned to persevere through life’s setbacks. “My job laid me off, then my wife left, and I couldn’t pay the mortgage on my house so I had to give it up,” he says.
James was laid off from his security job and moved in with a cousin in Allentown while he looked for work. But his job search was in vain. “I was here more than a year trying to find jobs and nothing panned out.”
Like many young people, Cliff was active in his church. He belonged to a Boy Scout troop and played guitar at mass. But also like so many others, he drifted away from the church in high school – about the time he started smoking marijuana.
Tyrone had reached a point in his life where nothing mattered except “the next high or the next bottle.” Growing up in a very strict family and church, he rebelled, becoming “the black sheep of the family.” The drinking and drug use that began in his late teens continued into his later life and brought nothing but trouble.
When John began using drugs and drinking at 13, he couldn’t have foreseen that it would lead to a decade of life on the streets, sleeping in the park, and living under bridges.
So many of us are blessed to have friends or family we can depend on in emergencies! We are blessed to have people who will help us out when the going gets rough.
Gerry nearly died when he was struck by a car while crossing the street in Allentown in October 2010. Severely injured, he was hospitalized for three months – and in an "induced" coma for nearly one month of that time.
Welcome to our video walkthrough of the Allentown Rescue Mission. Have you ever wondered what the Rescue Mission looks like from the inside?
Grants are one of the many ways that the Allentown Rescue Mission has been able to help the homeless for over 100 years. Without the help of all types of Grants the Mission would not be able to focus on what truly is important; following the Word of Jesus Christ through homeless Ministry.