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Vicki's Restoration: A Story You Made Possible

"My life is totally changed...now I can go forward and be successful."

VickiMy name is Vicki, and for most of my life, I didn’t feel like I was worth anything.

My parents divorced when I was a little girl, so I didn’t get to know my father. Growing up, there were broken relationships everywhere. It’s no wonder that it became the pattern of my life, too.

For years, I endured abuse in my marriage — I didn’t think anyone else would love me. When my husband finally walked out, I spent years apart from my two teenage boys. I was an emotional wreck: bounced between jobs and apartments and just couldn’t keep it all together.

Then I found The Bowery Mission Women’s Center. At first, it was a place I could go to while I looked for a job and a place to live. But God had so much more in store!

With the help of a counselor, I was able to understand my past and finally begin putting the shattered pieces together. I got rid of a lot of fear, and I’m more confident than I’ve ever been. Through God’s love, I was being restored and finding my worth. The Mission helped me heal and change my life.

The job training classes were also incredibly valuable and taught me about resumes and interviewing, which helped me find a job I love!

Today, I have a rewarding job helping foster children find homes that last. It’s hard work, but God has blessed me with a roof over my head, my own car and new friendships that keep me growing in my faith. He’s even given me a chance to reconcile with my sons — I just celebrated Christmas with my youngest!

Thanks to The Bowery Mission, my life is totally changed. I’ve been made whole, and now I can go forward and be successful. My dream is to help more children and women from broken pasts just like mine find a better future. I want to help them just as I was helped.

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