SafeHouse Ministries “Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you
something to drink? When did we see
you a stranger and invite you in, or
needing clothes and clothe you? When did
we see you sick, or in prison and go to
visit you?" The King will reply,"I tell you
the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me."
- Matthew 25:37-40
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William Tadio, Dang Dung and Calvin Hawkins

William Tadio, Dang Dung and Calvin Hawkins

Meet the three men from Grace House that have led the effort to install and maintain our new garden.  Because of them, we will be serving fresh vegetables at all three ministry locations and begin “putting up” vegetables for the winter.  These men treat the garden as if it was their own.  They don’t just work it, they nurture the garden.  As God blesses people through this ministry it’s a joy to watch these men “pay-it-forward”.

Kim DuBose

Kimberly DuBose

Kimberly DuBose

Ms. Kimberly DuBose came to Trinity House September 2014.  She was homeless, in recovery, and six months pregnant.  We worked with her to keep her safe until she got accepted to a drug treatment program for women with children.  While there, she gave birth to her son, gained custody of her daughter and got herself heading in the right direction.  After graduating from the program, Ms. DuBose moved into her own place with her beautiful children.  We are proud to announce that Kimberly and the kids are still maintaining their home and doing very well.

 

Stacy

Stacy

Stacy

Stacy came to the SafeHouse a couple years ago and worked with Ron and Kim.  She was homeless and looking for direction.  This is Stacy today having lunch with Ron and Kim in Mt Vernon, Texas. She is now getting her CDL to drive flatbeds. Ron and Kim are doing great as he drives big rigs all over the country. God gave Ron and Kim a treat allowing them to see someone they helped doing so good.


Tracy Whitlock

Tracey Whitlock

Tracey Whitlock

Tracey Whitlock came to the Trinity House back in December.  She was in a very dark place in her life.  While at Trinity House, Ms. Whitlock was enrolled in Drug Court.  Where she is thriving and has phased up to the point where she can find employment.  Ms. Whitlock also found God and joined a church and was baptized recently.  Ms. Whitlock now sees a bright future for her life.  Through drug court Ms. Whitlock has found permanent housing.

Crystal Bryan

Crystal Bryan

We have known Crystal Bryan for years.  She has a wonderful heart and has experienced a rough journey.  We first met in the jail due to her addiction issues.  It was sad to see her return because she was always one of the ones that really wanted to be healed.  She has been a client at Trinity House and a regular at the SafeHouse.  She also attends our Monday Christ Centered Recovery Group meeting at First Baptist.  She is an amazing woman who never quits trying.  We are so proud of her because she has been clean for some time now and just hired at a good job earning good money.  She continues to make recovery important, she lives a very intentional life and God is blessing her with strength, hope and victory.

Jamaica Lowe

Jamaica Lowe

Jamaica Lowe

After a divorce and falling on hard times, Jamaica Lowe found herself homeless and came to the the Trinity House.  She had a lot of debt and no job; she didn’t know which way to turn.   Jamaica was so serious about paying off her debts that she worked for her debtors for free.   After filling out dozens of applications she finally landed a job.  She saved enough money to pay off her debts and now Jamaica has her own place with her children.  Jamaica never quits and God has rewarded her abundantly.  We are very proud of you Jamaica.

Sheila Hunter

Sheila Hunter

Sheila Hunter

Sheila Hunter is the perfect example of the old saying, It’s not how often you fall but how often you get back up.  Ms. Hunter was at the Trinity House once before, after leaving she fell on hard times and needed to start over.  Ms. Hunter came back to the Trinity House in December.  This time Ms. Hunter obtained a job and saved up enough money to secure her a home of her own.  We are proud of her hard work and efforts to make it this time.  We will miss her and her positive attitude.  Way to go Sheila!

David Budkovich

David Budkovich

David Budkovich

Mr. David Budkovich has been living in Columbus, Ga for approximately two years. After working as a Pulmonary Technician for 15 years, he made the choice to leave his career behind. Eight months ago he became homeless and was living in different wooded areas around town. After struggles with depression, David began working with New Horizons. Two months ago they helped him acquire an apartment at Ralston Towers and he is doing contract work for different individuals as a source of income. David is doing well and SafeHouse Ministries will continue to give him encouragement and assistance to achieve his goals.

Joseph, Terrance and Mike

Joseph, Terrance, and Mike

Meet Joseph "Turtle", Terrance "T" and Mike.  These guys are amazing.  They are homeless and very interesting.  They scour the river and surrounding terrain and have found old bottles, Native American artifacts and civil war items.  Their collection represents a slice of the history of Columbus.  Their collection of old bottles tells the story of our cultural changes over the past 80 years.   There artifacts are so interesting the Mayor invited them to her office to show some of their collection.  She even had the Museum and The Bo Bartlett Center folks there to meet these guys and see their collection.  We are so proud of them.  They are sharing their artifacts with others and have been able to sell some items.  The SafeHouse team is working with Home for Good to find permanent housing for them.  they will soon no longer be homeless but promise to continue their "archeological" efforts.

Eduardo Lockley

Eduardo Lockley

Eduardo Lockley

Eduardo Lockley came to us from prison on parole.  He arrived at the bus station with only a few personal items.  He made it clear from the start that he was serious about taking advantage of this opportunity.  We helped him get the clothes and supplies needed and he took off running.  He had a job in no time and works his tail off.  He takes advice from his Parole Officer and our staff.  He plans every step and all plans must meet his ultimate goal of being a free and successful citizen.  He encourages others by his example and his positive, never say quit attitude.  Other men at Grace House look up to him and learn from him how to be successful.  Since coming to Grace House he has reinstated his driver’s license, bought a car and is about to move into his own apartment.

 

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Chris and Lisa

Chris and Lisa

Some of our clients take a while to get to know us before they trust us enough to ask for help.  Lisa and Christopher found themselves homeless and immediately reached out for help.  We helped them get a food referral to get them on their feet.  They showed up every day and committed to finding a job.  Within two weeks they both found work.  Praise the Lord!!!!!   We referred them to the Homeless Resource Network and they should be housed again real soon.  We love being able to work with other agencies to ensure our clients find solutions.  We are very proud of Lisa and Christopher.  John Martin, our “I WANT A JOB” coordinator, tells me that just about everyone that comes regularly is finding a job.  

Veronica Baldwin

Veronica Baldwin

Veronica Baldwin is our First Fruits of the month. Her addiction issues cost her everything.  Home, family, friends and self-esteem.  She came to us broken and wanting a helping hand.  she can committed to a new life, but wasn't sure how to make that happen.  Thea loved on her and told her how valuable she was and gave her the strength necessary to make the journey.  Against all odds she is winning.  Thrown away by family and society she stood up and refused to quit.  It would have been easy to give up and return to the fog of addiction, but she didn't.  Now she has a job and is saving money, she loves herself and believes that she is a winner.  She is about ready to move into her own place.  Thea says she's a real trooper and one of God's cool miracles.

Dorinda Gross

Dorinda Gross

Dorinda Gross's story began with a letter. She was in prison and approved for parole but she didn't have a permanent address so she could not be released. She wrote a letter asking if we would give her a chance. We agreed and her parole was granted. Upon release she arrived in Columbus and the Trinity House. Dorinda was a positive, hard working woman committed to succeeding. She is goal oriented and focused on never going back to jail or prison. She found a job in a couple weeks. She worked, saved and shared her joy with the other ladies. As Thanksgiving approached she knew she was almost at her goal of $1000 and about ready to take the next step. She began looking at apartments near where she worked and found the perfect fit for her new home. She began getting furniture and supplies together in preparation for the big day. On December 14th she moved into her own apartment. She continues to work and comes by to encourage the ladies and to say thank you to Trinity House.

 

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