REAL LIFE STORIES

lives are changed everyday
at cityteam

Hear from men, women, and children whose lives are impacted by CityTeam.
People walk through our doors overcome by struggles like homelessness, hunger, poverty, and addiction, but inside they find compassion, help, and hope…

INSPIRED TO GIVE BACK

Before CityTeam, Jamal had no idea what his purpose was. He found himself asking, “what’s the point?” These days, he can be found living out his calling. When homeless guests arrive at CityTeam to receive a hot meal, Jamal greets […]

A FAMILY MAN

Taylor was living his dream of being a family man who worked hard and was there for his family. But, when heroin took over his life, he lost all that. In his addiction, he chose homelessness, petty theft, and running […]

GRATEFUL TO BE ME

Elisa and Cortney have experienced abuse, self-harm, addiction, and jail. But, at House of Grace they were welcomed with love and grace. Hear these two amazing women share about the spectacular transformation that is happening in their lives.

A SIGH OF RELIEF

Robert was stuck in his addiction for decades. When he heard about CityTeam, he breathed a sigh of relief knowing there was hope for his future.

EMBRACED AS FAMILY

Monique first came to CityTeam as a volunteer. But as she struggled with living in a shelter and raising two young boys, she found amazing love and support at CityTeam to help her persevere.

BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

Addiction took over his life, and he gave up on himself and his family. Jamaal was living in tents and on street corners, but at Cityteam he is finding new hope! Hear him tell in his own words about his […]

YOU CAN LEARN, CAN’T YOU?

Shawn began drinking and using drugs as a young teen. This led him to a life of addiction, selling drugs, and cycling in and out of prison. At Cityteam, Shawn found hope and began the journey toward a new life. […]

CHRISTMAS HOPE FOR A FAMILY BATTLING CANCER

Bobby is just a child, but he has been diagnosed with cancer.  His father had to cut back on hours at work in order to take Bobby back and forth to appointments. With less money and high medical bills to pay, they struggled. Bobby […]

HOMELESS AND ON THE RUN

“Growing up in Oakland, you can experience a lot of different types of people. As a sixteen-year old, I thought it was cool to hang out with friends that drank and did drugs. That kind of lifestyle lead me to homelessness and being on the run. Running away from friends and family[…]

MY SECOND CHANCE

I was at a school dance when a friend forced me to try cocaine with him. I was only twelve years old and I had never done anything like that before. After that, I started using meth, and my addiction […]