David grew up in a tight knit community of friends and family. He attended a Christian school and participated in church activities with his friends, strongly rooted in his faith. At the age of 9, changes in his family’s life precipitated relocating to another town. Alone, and without his familiar network, David began to seek […]
“Hell. Hard.” Those are the words 47-year-old Steve Croyle uses to describe his journey out of addiction at the Muncie Mission. Fresh from a seven-month stint in jail, Steve literally had nowhere else to go. He had been evicted from his apartment and his belongings had been discarded because of bedbug infestation. Feeling lost and […]
James came to the Muncie Mission straight out of jail, uncertain where he would go next. Even more significantly, he was unsure who he was, as years of rootlessness, immersion in a dark community, and addiction had kept him from knowing stability and having his own identity. His story is one of finding the core […]
Depressed about losing his job and tired of being in a perpetually lonely, drunken and drugged-out state, Ron Puckett grabbed a box cutter with his left hand and pressed the instrument tightly against the left side of his throat. The blade cut through his skin within a millimeter of his carotid artery and certain death. […]
Bob came to Muncie Mission quite by accident – but it was the best accident that ever happened to him. Raised in a home where drugs and alcohol were a daily habit is putting it mildly. “I was seriously drinking by age 12,” Bob remembers, “in fact, we may not have had food in the refrigerator but there was always plenty of booze.” His father was a rough, tough, ready-to-fight man, who taught Bob to be the same.