“Amy” began using drugs as a seventh grader, and when her parents found out, they cracked down hard. She was sent to a special school but promptly got herself expelled and wound up back home, doing Cinderella duties amid mounting verbal and physical abuse.
One day she fled, and her family came after her. “I literally ran through the drag with all my luggage,” she recalled. Thus began a year of living on the streets. Pregnant and addicted to K2, she became a Street Youth Ministry client.
She sought help at a local rehab program, then managed something we’ve never seen a street youth do – she convinced them to offer her housing in a sober facility until her baby arrived. She is now sober, housed, a fantastic mom. She has enrolled in a child care program with the Texas Workforce Commission and is currently seeking a job. She attends worship with her sponsor every week. "I'm a Pentecostal,” she said, “but I go with my Lutheran friend and we somehow make it work."
Amy is grateful for all the help God has sent her way. From the storm came new life!
All our efforts on behalf of street-dependent youth really center on this one objective: we give them hope they need to get themselves off the streets. You can help: Go to donate.StreetYouthMinistry.org