"I moved into a house on Main St. a while ago. I had been clean for over 9 years. I relapsed in 2014 and started my struggle all over again. I am sad to say once again my life went downhill fast...
When I first time walked into St. Peter’s, I was greeted with warmth and a nice dinner. I learned how much our area of the city depends on St. Peter’s. I came often to ask for assistance in transportation, moral support and meals.
Over this past year I have tried hard to get back on the right path. I entered rehab with a full bag of hygiene items given to me by St. Peter’s.I am now working with a good counselor. I am happy to say I am moving into a Safehouse Program on Oct. 1st, (a supportive housing program) and am finally looking at getting my life back. St. Peter’s is a place that gave me a desire to start again and stay clean. I am also getting my faith back."
"This winter, I’ve come again and again to St. Peter’s Kitchen. I come for the hugs, the food, the shared harvest of breads, coats, clothes, socks, calendars and friendship. I now choose to be visible and share my life with others. I can feel some appetite now and then. I come to regain a sense of the familiar; where each day I have worth, I am important, I can meet another’s needs....
I’m finding that I am so much closer than I thought. I needed an anchor while I worked to steer my life in the right direction. I needed to know there was a safe place for me, where it mattered if I showed up. I needed to know I could feed myself with bread when funds were low. I found all of it at St. Peter’s Kitchen.
Now, life is starting to show signs of progress, just in time for spring. The new green growth ready to poke through the snow will echo the hope growing in my grateful heart."