Stories of Hope

The stories are endless.

  Lisa lost custody of her children as she battled an addiction that destroyed her marriage and left her homeless. Then she fell into a relationship with a man who was abusive, and a tent was their only means of shelter. Her drinking escalated. Her health...

Mike Marx “Addiction is like being trapped in a hole. You can see the guy on the other side of the mirror, and you know what he wants, but you can’t do it. You don’t know how. I was born prematurely, with a cleft lip and a...

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...