Saving Lives … A Letter from Jordan
My name is Jordan and I lived at the mission for about three months. I ended up at the mission by choice, a decision most 18 year old girls would not condone. But my mother was living there, and I wanted to be close to her. So I packed up all of my personal belongings, and registered as a guest at the Topeka
At first, I was terrified. I had no idea the kind of people that stayed there. Like most people, I thought that it was just a big room with cots lined closely together. But I was mistaken.
My stay at the mission was a difficult one, but also, a great life experience. I learned a lot of lessons, and made a lot of friends who I still keep in touch with. The people at the mission.. They’re something else. Most of them realize that we are all in the same situation. We’re all broke, and homeless, and have no one else to turn to.
Staying at the mission made me value so much in life. All of the small things that I enjoy now, I may not have enjoyed had I not stayed there. The staff was nothing but caring, and helpful, that is, if you let them be.
I use to have a problem with cutting, but while I was there, I got clean, I got healthy, I got stable. On nights that I was particularly upset, or depressed, I would talk to the staff, particularly Shannon, she was a real sweetheart.
I learned to manage my money, and I learned how to be an adult. I grew up so much while living there. The TRM was a huge part of my life that past year. I just want to say thank you. Thank you for taking care of me. Thank you for taking care of my mom.
Recently we were evicted from our apartment and my mom had to stay there again. We have 2 small dogs, and the Rescue Mission made sure they were okay. When my mom decided to move back home to Georgia, she was devastated with the fact that she was going to have to give up the dogs, and they were most likely going to have to be put down. The Rescue Mission didn’t let that happen. You guys helped my mom get her dogs all the way to Georgia. Passing them from one person to the next over several days, until finally my mom was able to have her babies back home with her.
I don’t think that people realize what the mission is. The Rescue Mission literally saved my life. And I am