Where truth is stronger than fiction.
Thousands of men and women have found new hope and strength through the help they received at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. When you see how far some of these men, women and children have come, their lives can be an inspiration to us all. Here are just some of their stories.
Last April, Marshall was cold, hungry, broke and alone on the streets of Milwaukee. He had just blown his last paycheck on crack cocaine. He hadn’t eaten in two days. Then he came to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission...Read More »
Growing up with addicted parents, Christopher quickly learned to make life all about him in a repetitive cycle of drugs and alcohol. He drank so much his liver failed. When he was healed despite only a 33% chance of living, he knew he had to make a change...Read More »
Rebecca maintained a loving relationship with both her parents after their divorce, worked two jobs and signed a lease for a beautiful apartment. But when she received word of her father's suicide, grief threatened to overwhelm her...Read More »
The streets and gangs taught Charles one version of manhood: money, sex, drugs and fighting. Thanks to you, he learned a new kind of manhood at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission...Read More »
Latiesha once dreamed of being a pediatric nurse. But things changed—kids, motherhood and heavy responsibilities. Then homelessness threatened to rob her of her dreams forever...Read More »
Lakesha’s troubled childhood led her into a destructive cycle of abusive relationships and homelessness as an adult. When she finally realized that something had to change, she came to Joy House...Read More »
Winter is no time to be homeless—especially for a mother and her children. But in December 2015, after years of struggling, Jalissa had nowhere to go. She thought she was out of options...Read More »
Lanette is experiencing the freedom that comes from knowing she doesn’t have to fix everything all by herself. God is at work in her life. He is giving her rest, and that makes her feel truly secure.Read More »
"I thank Jesus Christ for giving me this chance to give back — and to show how the Milwaukee Rescue Mission can change lives like mine. I will spend the rest of my life serving the lost and people who think nobody loves them, just like I was helped.”Read More »
“Now I realize that faith is more than just saying ‘I believe’ or praying at the altar call…it’s more than a list of things to do or not do. Faith is one continual redemptive story.”Read More »
“Without the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and the help they gave me, I would probably be dead or in jail. I would have gone back to that lifestyle, but that’s the old person. I’m a new creation now.”Read More »