• Renewal Story: Ashley

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    “Everybody has a story,” Ashley says of the guests at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. “A lot of people think when you’re homeless, you’re a drug user. But I was two years clean.”

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  • Renewal Story: Patrick

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    “When I first came to UGM-TC I was a madman,” Patrick says. He had been on his own for six months after more than fourteen years in prison, and was struggling to maintain sobriety. He had already had another brush with the law and feared he would never be able to start over. But Patrick found a new beginning when his peer sponsor led him to UGM-TC.

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  • Renewal Story: Darius

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    Kicked out of his mother’s house while he was still in high school, Darius says he had felt “like an orphan” for the past three years. He spent those years in and out of jail, drifting from friends’ homes to shelters, sometimes staying with his grandmother, sometimes sleeping outside. “I had no one to support me. It was heartbreaking.”

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  • Renewal Story: Melissa

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    Becoming a mother, Melissa thought, would keep her off drugs and change her life for the better. However, give months after her son Michael was born, Melissa failed a drug test and lost him to child protective services.

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