I Didn't Want to Come to Steelbridge

My brother passed away from brain cancer. I went through a divorce. I was devastated emotionally. And I turned away from God. My life fell apart.

I turned to alcohol. It got so bad that my family couldn’t help me anymore. I came from a great Christian family. I was embarrassed. I had nothing left. I tried going to my church but I needed something more.

Honestly, I didn’t want to come to Steelbridge. I literally prayed to God to send me to a place where Christ was not at the center. It’s ironic, right? Praying to God to send me to a place where He wasn’t.

Albuquerque homeless Steelbridge Women's Center of Hope

I cried all the way down here. But then I got here and met the staff. They had such a peace about them. They welcomed and loved me. I knew that I was going to be alright.

I had a huge moment when I turned my eyes to the One who could help me. I stopped wallowing in my sadness. The world isn’t too big for me anymore.

My relationship with my family is mended. It’s gone from “You can’t come home” to “Please come home.”

A scripture that has come alive for me is “The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.”

I want to thank all our Steelbridge partners and volunteers. Thank you so much for everything you do. Because even though the staff that works with us do an amazing job, they wouldn’t be here without Steelbridge partners. I wouldn’t have the life I have now, which is filled with God. If it wasn’t for Steelbridge, my family wouldn’t be restored. Thank you.

There’s always going to be challenges and triggers in life. I’ve learned to turn to God instead of turning to a liquor store.

Albuquerque Homeless Women's Center of Hope

I run to the BIble now. I let God’s love flow through me to others. It feels so good.

I’m ready for my future. I’m a Certified Nurses Assistant. I work with the elderly in a nursing home. I’m excited to be back with my family and into my career again.