For 20 years, Harry put a childhood marred by domestic violence behind him while he pursued a career in the hospitality industry. Then, depression hit.
“I would go from smiling at the front desk to going in the back room and crying,” he said. “I spent about six months wondering what was wrong with me.”
Harry tried to switch careers. When that failed, he became suicidal and was hospitalized. During this time, his fiancé kicked him out. Soon after, his mother died of an asthma attack.
“I went from having everything to living in my car,” he said. “I went weeks without a hot shower. I was so ashamed.”
Someone told Harry that he could get help at Cityteam.
“They took me in and loved me back to health. I received meals, shelter, clean clothes and a safe place to take a hot shower.”
Through the proper counseling, Harry was able to forgive past hurts, come to terms with his loss and beat his depression without drugs. Now he volunteers in the community and attends a local church where he was recently baptized.
“Knowing God loves me and that I’m not alone is huge,” he told us. “Cityteam really saved my life.”