Tiffany & George Tiffany and her 8-year-old son, George, are two of the 685 women and children who stayed at Rockford Rescue Mission’s Women’s Crisis Center in 2019. Sadly, Tiffany’s story of trauma is all too common. Trapped in a toxic relationship, her life was threatened at...

  Rex’s Story: I have a new name People used to call me names. Reckless. Loser. Nobody. Let me tell you how God transformed me into a man I thought I could never be.  I shouldn’t even be here. I overdosed five times during a 10-year struggle. I...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/sTpSGE5r-3c']   “God’s been looking out for me my whole life.” Alcohol. Drugs. Gangs. Jim grew up in Chicago in the ’60s, and those were a big part of his life. “Initially, it was fun,” he recalls. Ultimately, there were consequences.  Over the years, Jim became addicted, and...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/d5-Q8yhuNV0']   “I’m grateful that I’ve learned to trust God.” Twylla was familiar with the success of our Life Recovery Program. She’d heard about it many times from women she’d met throughout her 33- year battle with alcohol abuse. “One of these days, that’s what I’m going...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/ugBoZW6xNYk']   Ethan: Finding Purpose in Life Ethan has believed in God since he was a little boy. “But my whole life was a struggle to find Him,” he says. “I was looking in all the wrong places.”  He developed a destructive lifestyle that included alcohol and drugs...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/qTcM5I8cagQ']   Eldra grew up in the “projects” of Chicago, surrounded by gang violence that influenced his life. “You drink, you gamble, you sell drugs… That was my routine,” he explains. Although his grandmother taught him about Jesus, “I chose the streets instead of a spiritual...

[vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dI5ZKTXDeg&t=1s']   “I was broken when I came here. I had no life left in me.” Fran’s father died when she was 15, ending years of sexual abuse. But it didn’t end the damage that was done to her sense of worth and self-esteem. At 17, she started drinking…...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/DhBC9VjQel0']   “David struggled with life,” says his father, Rick. “He had everything we thought we could offer. We tried so many things to help him get better.” But nothing seemed to make an impact...