Success takes on a new meaning.
Success at The Mission happens in so many ways.
Sometimes, success happens after many failed attempts. Occasionally, it occurs with a step backwards, followed by a few wavering steps forward on a long journey. Every so often, it begins when a major realization allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
Here are some of those success stories:
“It is like a ghost, hiding in the shadows.” That’s how Jessica Evans described the depression that periodically has taken hold of her. When those shadows started to appear in August of last year, Jessica said, “I went to St. Francis Medical Center for a few days. They got me back on medication. But I didn’t have anywhere to go.
Allen Collins, an entrepreneur who takes fitness to the nth degree, became so inspired by the transformational changes he has seen in people in recovery at The Mission that he decided to create a most unusual fundraiser. On June 24th, Allen is going to run for what he estimates to be 24 hours along the 72 miles of Appalachian Trail
As he walked up to the podium at the Commencement Ceremony for the Inaugural Class of The New Direction Project, Bernard Herrman looked out at the audience, where his mother and godmother sat with the New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, as well as representatives from Drug Court, the State Parole Board, the City of Trenton,
“We have never before felt the need to open a food pantry. Since the onslaught of the pandemic, however, that need rose unmistakably from our community,” said Barrett Young, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission. He added, “The pandemic has made it clear that those we serve are experiencing new levels of turmoil and suffering. When we reopened The Mission’s
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