Stories of Hope

As a child, Veronica lived with her sister and grandmother in New York City. Her mother was addicted to heroin and was often in jail, as was her father. Although her material needs were met, she was molested outside of the home and exposed to alcohol and drugs at an early age.

Drinking alcohol made Veronica feel grownup because that was what she saw...

 

“I owe everything to Christ. It’s all Him, it’s all His power. Without Him I am nothing. As a whole Open Door Mission saved my life…” - Anthony's Summer of Hope video can be viewed here...

Cheryl has been searching for most of her life. She grew up as the youngest of four children in a home where both parents drank to ease life’s problems. Cheryl started drinking at age 13. She did well in school but dropped out two months before graduation to spend more time with her boyfriend. Even though her boyfriend didn’t use drugs or drink,...

As a child, Christin was abused. She was always focused on performing for others, but often felt empty at the end of the day.

After graduating from high school, Christin’s life spiraled out of control. She was introduced to marijuana and meth by her friends and became addicted. Christin was working and doing very well and even obtained frequent...

Mike's parents were divorced when he was 8 years old. His father was never around as he was a workaholic and an alcoholic. It was during this time that Mike began to rebel and do things his own way.

Along with the rebellion, Mike also turned to alcohol and drug use, which continued for almost seven years. Mike had a relationship with a woman in the...