Renewal Story: Kacy

Posted: December 18, 2019

This time last year, Kacy and her daughter, Hosanna, didn’t have much of a holiday to look forward to. Addicted to drugs and abused by Hosanna’s father, Kacy had reached the end of her rope.

 “My whole world had fallen apart. I had nowhere to go,” Kacy recalls. “I needed a place where I could get myself together and not live in fear.” Kacy and Hosanna found that safe haven at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County.

A year later, life is very different for mother and daughter. In our Women’s Program, Kacy learned how to deal with the abuse she had suffered and the trauma it caused. She also overcame her addiction, gained practical life skills and found a job.

Best of all, Kacy made a new beginning in Jesus Christ that transformed her life. “I finally understand Jesus is real,” she says. “Jesus is a big deal in my life today. I’ve got a home church and I’m taking Hosanna. I want her to have a good foundation.”

To strengthen that foundation, Kacy is taking classes to earn her GED. “Education is the only way out of poverty,” she says. “I don’t want to rely on government assistance the rest of my life. I want a better life for my daughter. I want her to have the life she deserves.” 

Right now, Kacy tells us, “Hosanna has all these friends at the Mission. It’s like a big friendly family.”

As much as she and Hosanna enjoyed last Christmas at UGM-TC, Kacy is excited for something different this year. Now a UGM-TC program graduate, Kacy and Hosanna are spending Christmas in a place of their own. “I am meeting all my goals. Everything is happening!”

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