Celeste and her family moved to Florida in 1977 when she was ten years old. She was the youngest of four children and quite a bit younger than her siblings. She was very close to her father, but her mother struggled with alcoholism and was distant. During her high school years her dad became very […]
My name is Nathan and this is my experience. I’ve struggled with addiction since the age of fifteen. I was an average kid who enjoyed and excelled at many things. At this age I badly fractured my leg in an accident. Without knowing what would happen from being prescribed narcotics for pain, I did what […]
Almost two years to the day since its devastating fire, Washington City Mission showed its resilience again. The ceremonial ribbon was cut Tuesday on ANSYS Career Training & Education Center, located in the lower level of the mission in downtown Washington. The center will serve residents of the homeless shelter and essentially all Washington County […]
It was economics that brought Mike to the City Mission in March 2016. He spent twelve years in the Marine Corps and served in three overseas conflicts before being honorably discharged in 1998. After his discharge he went home and helped care for his aging grandmother while he attended school.
Eighty nine year old Mack is a typical example of his generation. He’s responsible, humble yet proud with a strong work ethic; committed to family, community and country. And like so many of his peers, he is fiercely independent. Mack has lived alone for well over twenty years since his wife passed away. He spent […]
In November of 2015 Jeff had basically given up on life. His second marriage was over, the home he had worked so hard for was sold for back taxes and the life he had built with his wife and family was gone. “I lost everything I cared about; my wife, my kids, my grand-kids, and […]
We love hearing from those whose lives have been changed at City Mission. Check out this story from a former City Mission resident, Sean: “It’s amazing the way God works through little things. The way He works through people here at the Mission who actually care about me. Whenever I’m struggling, there’s always someone to […]