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Tim Q.

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Review for Kansas City Rescue Mission, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'd lived on the streets, (literally), for 5+ years from 1988 to 1993. Several of us homeless men lived in an abandoned bank building in KC's City Market. I think I am the last surviving member of those homeless men. The Mission was located down the street from the bank building. This was before the Mission was evicted for the City Market Renovation. Thank You Jesus that KCRM would open in a new location 2 years later. We were always welcomed in the Mission to shower, eat dinner, get warm clothing coats socks and underwear, and of course attend services, (we were always allowed to fill up our 1 gallon milk jugs with precious water), and get an ecouraging word from Joe C. or Steve K. When I decided to stop drinking and start my life over, the Mission and Joe C. were there to help me. I voluntered there for 3 years during the crucial early recovery stage. I moved on with my life for the next 10 years working at Job Corps and almost 10 years with Jackson County Family Court. I had unexpectedly lost my job and moved to Tuscon, Az. working with homeless addicts and alcoholics. 10 months later I returned to KC Mo. and I was encouraged to apply for a Case Mgr. position at where else KCRM. Truely a dream come true. I had college credits and 10+ years of experience working with addicts/alcoholics. Astonishingly I was hired! That was almost 3 years ago. Working at the Mission has been the most gratifying job I've ever had. I was also able to get closer to the Lord, Jesus Christ and I have become continously grateful for the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, and to the Lord, who worked his wonders in me because of the Kansas City Rescue Mission. Thank You so much KCRM and I will forever remain at you beck and call... Tim D. Quinn

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