Stories of Change

On Monday, September 14th, a man named Scott called us at Light of Life because he needed food and clothes for him and his 12-year old son. Our Street Outreach staff invited him to come to our Donation Center to retrieve the items needed. 

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Before Light of Life, Dennis was what he calls a “part-time, here and there father.” He was in and out of jail throughout his three kids’ lives. Read more about Dennis’ story here.

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Today, we share with you an updated mission statement and the relaunch of our brand that expresses this belief: That Light of Life is a place where hope and healing meet.  

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A self-described “hot mess,” Kevin had no family in Pittsburgh. He was living on the streets of the North Side and he was an addict. He even went through ten months of culinary school but was unable to finish because he relapsed and got arrested. That was before he walked through the doors of Light of Life.

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Brittani is a mom in our Women & Children’s Program who came to Light of Life in January 2017. Before coming to Light of Life, she struggled with addiction for almost 20 years.

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Chris grew up knowing about God, but he spent years searching for love and acceptance. Read more about Chris’ story here.

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On Thursday, June 13th, we held our summer graduation ceremony. Twice a year, our staff, alumni, clients and families come together to honor those who have successfully completed our programs. We were thrilled to celebrate clients from the Men’s Recovery Program, Women & Children’s Program, and for the first time this year, the Outreach Program.

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Nicole loves being a mother. She came to Light of Life after struggling with addiction recovery and losing her house in a fire. Nicole is a mother of two daughters, aged 14 and 5, and ever since joining the Women’s Recovery Program, she sees the difference that God makes in those relationships.  

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On Christmas morning, our Street Outreach team visited the homeless camps around the North Side to distribute gifts.

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Lisa C, a graduate of Light of Life’s program 25 years ago has had a long journey with recovery, homelessness and faith.

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Light of Life clients had the opportunity to take 4 weeks of courses through a program called Computer Reach.

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Hutch shares his story of hopelessness in addiction to finding hope in Christ at the Mission.

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Angela, a woman who graduated from our program 21 years ago, talks about her journey from life in addiction to life with hope and family.

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Robert’s story is one of recovery and hope. Listen to him tell how his life was transformed through his time at Light of Life.

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Listen to Terry, a Light of Life graduate, talk about the impact Light of Life made on him and what he is doing to give back.

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