During a struggle with alcohol and depression, I found myself serving 14 months in prison. When I was released from prison, I had no where to go, with no real hope for the future. From calling 211 and speaking to my probation officer, I learned of C.I.T.A. Rescue Mission and called to get information.
Lucky for me, there was a bed open and I was accepted into the program. I was treated with dignity and kindness and made to feel welcomed by all. I was given clothing, toiletries, and fed well. Although I have been here a short time, I have rededicated my life to Christ and have joy and a focuse in my life with high hopes for the future. This program works and I am grateful for the opportunity to be here and be able to use this time with my Savior to study, listen, and continue to learn.
One of my prayers each day is for the lost and that they may find their way here, or a place like this. I work in the kitchen preparing good meals for my brothers here. I love that I can minister through cooking, using the donations God blesses us with each day.
Armani De Los Rios