Lexi grew up in foster care, bouncing from home to home. She was adopted at 17. Once she turned 18 she was kicked out and became homeless. That’s where she hit rock bottom.
“I started using [drugs] when I became homeless because I was just trying to survive and that was the only way I knew,” she said. “I didn’t have a whole lot of positive influences to look up to, so I just did what they did. Then I got pregnant, and since I was still homeless, I lost [custody of] my child.”
Thanks to the people who give so generously to make our programs possible, Lexi found a safe
haven at Lighthouse Mission’s Agape Home for women.
“I’ve been able to find work with the help of my case worker. I’m working towards getting my kiddo back in my care and I’ve started my recovery process and I’ve been sober living here. That, I’m pretty proud of. Since I’ve moved here, everyone has been really supportive and have helped me in my recovery. So I’m pretty blessed to have come to Lighthouse Mission.”
Looking back, Lexi knows it’s God who brought her through it all. “It wasn’t me,” she said. “I couldn’t have done that by myself—there’s no way. There is a God, and He is great.”
Lexi recently reached a huge milestone in her recovery journey: one year of sobriety!
“I’m so grateful for everything,” she said. To the supporters of Lighthouse Mission, she said, “Keep doing what you’re doing, because a lot of us are very appreciative.”
Lexi was recently baptized and she is excited to see how God will continue working in her life. Through your support, Lexi is moving into her own apartment, got gifted a car, has a steady job, and now has full custody of her child.
“The Lighthouse Mission is a good program,” she said. “It saved my life—and helped me get my baby back.”
Lexi’s favorite things about Agape Home were the classes which have helped her build her self esteem and confidence.
She also enjoyed living in community and said, “We’ve all had similarities in our lives and it’s nice to know I’m not alone.”
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