“I never gave myself an honest try at anything. I just got lost in the alcoholism for the most part.”

For Kali, she always felt like something was wrong with her—like there was an empty void she couldn’t fill. She tried to get sober, but relapsed shortly after. Her relapse was her rock bottom—she engaged in toxic relationships, tried harder drugs, and ended up homeless, sleeping on the streets. 

“I was totally alone. I was scared for my life. And I got on my knees, praying to God.”

At Kali’s lowest moment, she decided to join Hope Mission’s women’s recovery program. At Wellspring, Kali is recovering. She now has a roof over her head, nutritious meals every day, and continued encouragement from staff and other people in her community.

“I’ve had some pretty low days here and I’ve kept those notes of encouragement – I’ve looked at them and they really kept me going.”

Kali finds encouragements from the notes that are given to her from caring donors

Right now, you can provide a meal and care for a hurting and hungry neighbour for just $2.70. For many, a simple meal can be the beginning of a journey towards healing, hope, and transformation.