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David’s Story

David’s Story

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 …

Steve’s Story

Steve’s Story

“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 …

Dustin’s Story

Dustin’s Story

In the summer of 2014, inside the county jail, Dustin Kirby was jumped and hit in the head. The jail staff took him for an MRI and found something they did not expect: a baseball-sized tumor growing just over and behind one ear. “Somebody was looking over me a long time before I cared,” says …

Adam’s Story

Adam’s Story

Lonely and afraid, Adam knew something needed to change. Adam grew up in a small Indiana town, active in his church and youth group as well as the Boy Scouts and other clubs. It was a good place to be a kid. At the same time, his father was not present and his mother worked …

James’ Story

James’ Story

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 …

Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

Robert loves to work. “I grew up in a family that taught me the value of hard work. I have always had good jobs and enjoyed working hard, but I discovered that I could use work as a cover up.” He worked at his job for 18 years, but personally his life was falling apart; …

Ron’s Story

Ron’s Story

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. …

Gary’s Story

Gary’s Story

After 25 years of drunkenness, all Gary Robbins wanted to do was die. “I tried so many times before to get sober and stay that way but my old friends were drunks too and I ended up in trouble over and over again.” Gary remembers other people along the way that tried to help him …

Bob’s Story

Bob’s Story

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.

Dave’s Story

Dave’s Story

I grew up in a loving family that believed in honesty, good hard work, and respect for others. However, it was not without problems.In fact, my father was an alcoholic and in spite of watching his dysfunction, I did the same thing. The use of alcohol – as long as you could function in providing …

Nick’s Story

Nick’s Story

I Never Saw My Life with a Future – Only a Coffin! “The only reason I came to Muncie Mission was because I had no other place to go. And the sooner I could get out, the better”, Nick recalled. Nick had just spent the last 44 days in jail for a DUI and several …