I was at a school dance when a friend forced me to try cocaine with him. I was only twelve years old and I had never done anything like that before.
After that, I started using meth, and my addiction took over my life. As the years went by, I wasn’t happy. Most nights I would sleep in my car. It was only a matter of time before I was on my way to prison.
My probation officer knew I needed a second chance and introduced me to a man by the name of Markku at Cityteam. Markku understood addiction because he had been there. I trusted him even though I was extremely lost and depressed. At Cityteam I have found serenity in God and happiness that I have never felt before. I am working as a catering assistant while I go through a six-week pre-apprenticeship class. All the glory and praise goes to God.Read More Stories
Your involvement is what makes it possible to change lives, families, and communities. Every program at Cityteam from a hot meal to addictio recovery is only possible because of support from individuals, companies, churches, and schools who care about helping others. You don’t have to be a superhero to make a difference. Here are some ways YOU can get involved.
Providing hot, nutritious meals to people
struggling with hunger.
A program that offers men the ability to escape the vice-grip of addiction through individual and group counseling.
Our Learning and Career Center allows men in our recovery program to achieve their individual learning goals.
Cityteam San Francisco is located in the heart of the Tenderloin, and is one of the only shelters, feeding and recovery programs south of Market. Volunteers and donors often tell me that they didn’t realize how much Cityteam does to help homeless people on the streets, the elderly that live in SROs and those suffering from addiction.
Yes, San Francisco’s homeless crisis and lack of affordable housing is at an all-time high, but we have a BIG God and nothing is impossible with Him. We have been blessed to witness countless lives changed. We are grateful to local partners, donors and volunteers that have a heart for serving those in need with dignity and grace.
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