I have spent my whole life here in the Bay Area. At fifteen, I took my first drink of alcohol. It only got worse from there. I was in bad shape until a friend reached out to me and told me how much they cared about me and that recovery was possible. When I first saw the CityTeam Oakland building on Washington Street, I didn’t believe this was going to work. But I was wrong. That is where God met me at the bottom of that long flight of stairs and helped me each step of the way. The staff and the volunteers became my biggest cheerleaders helping me along in the life transformation program and mentoring me in my career as a butcher at The Market in San Francisco. I will be graduating soon and my constant prayer is that I stay on my path with God.
– Patrick, CityTeam Oakland Resident