Gary had been permanently red carded (banned) from the R.J. Montgomery Center for two alcohol violations. In January 2012 he wrote a letter asking to be readmitted to the shelter. Gary was signed back in and over a period of time found a full-time job. Upon Gary’s return, he always did what was asked of him. He worked hard at his job and was totally compliant while staying at the R.J. Montgomery Center. During his stay, he saved over $2,600 which allowed him to move into self-sufficiency and is now living in his own place within walking distance to work.
The Salvation Army New Beginnings program has been really great for me the past 22 months. It has given me responsibility and insight to no end. I will never forget this organization for what it has done for me.
I first came to The Salvation Army through the R.J. Montgomery Center in 2009 to get off the street. The staff there really helped me find the help I needed, and got me into New Beginnings.
I entered New Beginnings in 2010 and I am now working full-time and have budgeted my funds and gotten my life back together.
Out of my own stubbornness, I would not have been able to do this without my case manager at the shelter and all of the staff at New Beginnings. They have shown me that life goes on and there is hope for everyone.