0215_lbrm_nl_02.jpgWhen Shauntel thinks about her life before she came to Long Beach Rescue Mission and entered our Women’s New Life Program, tears form in her eyes.

“I was homeless. I was an alcoholic,” she says. “A month before I got here, I had been hospitalized twice because I tried to kill myself. I was sleeping on train platforms and drinking to numb the pain.”

Shauntel thought AA meetings might help her change, so she came to the Mission to learn where the nearest meeting was. But a conversation with one of our Chaplains kept her here longer than she expected. “I told him, ‘I’m an alcoholic and I can’t stop. I’m not worthy. God doesn’t love me.’”

God proved otherwise by opening doors for her within the Mission and she joined our recovery program.

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