i have been homeless on numerous occasions, however did not qualify in some centers due to not having an addiction problem , overpopulation, or because I do not have children. I feel as though I am BLESSED , giving the fact that I was recognized as an individual and not because of my circumstance or treated like a number. At times I found it difficult, and tried staying with friends who claimed i could stay a specific amount of time however changed their story at a later date after promising me a permanent living situation. i like the mission program because because i am not judged on my nationality, religious preference, as I am a CHURCH goer and have a choice of churches , regarding my decision which are on the bus line or in walking distance.i have found that this particular program has assistance,or different programs for woman and children alike, even ones to fit my individual needs. i am thankful to have a place to reside until I regain appropriate housing. thank you
excellent very helpful. they are wonderful in all they do for everyone in all all kinds of way. it is a pleasure to know them . i love the staff very much and they are great to get along with my two thumbs up.what a great place to be at they are wonderful people. they put a smile on my face and very helpful
the mission is a great place . they help you get your life back together and get back on your feet. definitely one of a kind. you are not forced to do anything you dont want to do or shouldnt be doing already. Jim and Kat want you to succeed not fail but if you do fail they do not push you aside the give you a chance and help you with things needed to get back on track.
My name is Felicia i came to the Mission with my husband who is now incarcerated they have been very kind and supportive and help me out when i need it and are very encouraging and are behind me every step of the way i have a job and am working to get stable again also i am blessed to have a roof over my head and food in my stomach
My name is Raphael i came to the mission in citrus with nothing but the clothes on my back i now have a job and i am getting my life back together and getting back on my feet i have a hot shower and food and a place to sleep the staff is very nice and polite and also very helpful they have taught me that people really do care about others
I became homeless due to landlord issues and had no where to go. I was on the county bus and a gentlemen told me about The Mission in Citrus homeless shelter. I called and spoke with Jim and asked if he would allow me to bring my dog with me and he said we will give it a try. My dog and i now have been here for a little over 3 months. Mr jiggles is now the mascot for the shelter. If it wasn't for the shelter and Jim allowing me to have Mr.Jingles with me i would be in the woods but gratefully he has allowed us to be together. Since arriving i have been searching for property and housing to hopefully one day own of my own. My experience here at the shelter has helped me gain confidence and a family of brothers and sisters. I am able to save money to put towards my future home. Since I have met Jim, Delva, and others that help with the shelter I have been able to gain more confidence in other people. I am very grateful and honored to have Jim as a friend for he is a great human being who has a heart for others.
I live at the mission I am grateful for everything they have done for me they put a roof over my head and food in my stomach and helped me get the stuff i need to get back on my feet and the staff is very nice and polite if it hadn't been for the mission taking my in i would still be sleeping on the streets and in a rental truck
I came to the mission in citrus with little to nothing and me and my children now have everything we need a roof over our heads warm showers and food we also have a place to sleep they welcomed us with open arms and have been a blessing with helping get everything we need to succeed and be productive also the mission has helped me find work
The mission in citrus is a very nice and maintained place to stay, before I came here I was in the ocala national forest with 3 small children in a tent. I am very blessed my family was brought into a place that will help you in every way they can. Yes there may be rules but that is how things run smoothly and everyone helps each and everyone out. I originally had barely any clothes nor did my kids and husband we now have quite a bit. The kids have everything they need and always get a hot shower/bath.
I fell into hard times and a friend of mine told me about The Mission in citrus. I contacted them and within 24 hours they made room for me at The Veterans Shelter. Since the day I have arrived here I have been treated as family. Then I took another hard hit when my wife and 2 boys ended up homeless. I spoke with Jim and he arranged for my family to move in as well. The shelter and residents have welcome my family and I with open arms. Jim and his staff strives extremely hard to help everyone possible.
my name is christopher stephen spinelli i became homeless for relationship and money issues.i had no other place to turn i had nothing left then GOD blessed me with the mission in citrus. it got me back with my dad after being seperated from him for almost ten years.i have a job again and a purpose in life to get back on tract in the right direction.i would like to thank the staff at the mission for welcoming me with open arms. may GOD bless this place and all to come in the future.
I was staying with a family member and do to unhealthy situations I had to leave. I went to a resource center and they referred me to the Mission in Citrus. I was scared and confused but due to the people running the shelter, they helped me get settled into the Veterans shelter. My health was extremely poor and ended up in the hospital. I was able to get healthy and back on my feet again. Since then I have become able body to get around and interact with other people in my same situation. Being here i will be able to accomplish my goals in the near future. My goals include getting a vehicle and my own home, and pray that one day my family and i can resolve the past issues we have been through. I would highly recommend The Mission in Citrus to anyone who needs a place and get their life straight.
I am so thankful for being here if i never found this planes i would not have my son. everyone here is really helpful. I am thankful for all the help i am getting here. Also they are helping me get back in school so i can get my GED. An further my education i want to become a teacher and help kids. also they have been helping me get the stuff i need to get my son in school
i was staying in St Louis, Mo. and got employment down in fl so i moved down here and was staying with a friend and things just got crowded so at my Job i was referred to The Mission In citrus and was excepted in. I have met great people my Brothers in Arms. The shelter in clean relaxing family environment, its a great place to call home til i find a permanent house.
I was staying with what i thought to be friends and the lady told me after i paid my rent that i had to move out with no where to go, my daughter Katie called around and located The mission in citrus. we came by to meet Jim and see the place i was skeptical at first because of all the horror stories i have heard about homeless shelters but when i arrived here i seen and learned that it was very far from the stories I've heard. since i have been here i am communicating with people a lot better, i have opened up a lot and able to be myself and excepted for who i am. The Mission is a big family and has done wonders for me.
I moved to Florida to be closer to my son, my original plans fell through and I needed a place to stay. My son's mother gave me the info for The Mission and i called, They said to come on in. I came in on Feb 13,2018, since i have been here i was able to find employment and am now enrolling into Technical school for a correctional officer. The Mission has helped me get my feet planted and starting to help me become a better person in society.
My name is Angelo i came to the mission from living house to house and the have treated me like family and i am starting to get back on my feet and been out putting in apps and doing what i need to do to get back on my feet the mission staff is awesome and very helpful also the guys and women treat me like family
My name is Jimmie i came to the mission with nothing and the staff and everyone here treat me like family and got me the necessities i needed to get back on my feet and now i help out there and make sure the stuff that needs to get done are done if it wasn't for the mission i would still be in the woods and freezing we are one big family and they are awesome in all they do for everyone here
My name is Joshua Cain i came to the mission in citrus with my daughter they have treated me like family and i have been on the road to getting my feet back on solid ground the staff and everyone at the shelter treat me with respect and we are like one big family the mission is unlike any other shelter we have family day on sunday and it is awesome
I ma here by the grace of God. i was knocked out and robbed .when i came to,i was disoriented and dizzy and broke. i had the clothes on my back and shoes on my feet ,my lighter and an inactive phone. i was thirsty,starving and had no clue where i was .for the first time in my life i was scared of being out in the woods i am from Tennessee mtns. on my fourth day of being hungry and thirsty i had no where else to turn. i got down on my hands and knees and prayed for a long time .my face was wet with sobbing tears. i asked the lord for his help. about an hour later something told me to check my phone so i did ,by the grace of God i picked up some random free wifi network. i contacted my sister whom i haven't seen or contacted for 18 years .she called the police and deputy Howard came and picked me up and brought me to the mission in citrus. they fed me ,gave me hope a since of security and safety . these beautiful ladies gave me something back that i thought never existed anymore humanity. now i have the opportunity to pay it to forward
The people who run it are wonderful, always willing to help out when you have a problem. They are great with all the residents. While living here I was able to get my CNA license and find a really great job. I was able to save up and get back on my feet thanks to these wonderful people.