SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Struggling with addiction, mental health issues or homelessness is a constant battle, but Tuesday night four men who decided to meet the challenge, came out on top.
These men received a standing ovation at their graduation ceremony from the Springfield Rescue Mission. Just one year ago, they were homeless due to addiction or mental health issues.
“I needed a place that I could go and not be judged and by the grace of god I found the Rescue Mission,” said Andres Barerra.
The Rescue Mission has a faith-based men’s rehab program, which provides those struggling with shelter, food, and the resources to move forward.
“I lost my wife five years ago, and a week after that I lost my sister. A month after that my job. I was homeless and it felt like I was worthless,” Steve Wysocki told 22News.
However now, Steve is Sober and on his way to getting back into the workforce. He urges anyone who’s struggling to know it’s important to never give up.
“I’m just living testimony that I can do it and you guys can do it too,” Steve said.
To learn about the Springfield Rescue Mission’s Men’s Rehab program, Click Here.