REAL LIFE STORIES

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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…

Stories

San Jose

A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

Bernadette struggled with addiction for more than 20 years. Drugs had taken over her life, damaged her relationships with family, and stolen her desire to live. She spent countless days high and countless nights in sleeplessness […]

Walking on a New Path

Chris used to spend his day in aimless walking. But today, thanks to you, he has found his purpose. Lost in addiction. Sleeping outside in the freezing cold. Walking the streets aimlessly, with no hope. No one to help him[…]

A MOTHER’S LIFE RESTORED

With the help of CityTeam Renew, Rebecca has overcome addiction and found new purpose. Her children have seen her hungry, homeless, and in handcuffs, but now they see she’s been transformed into a mother who will never give up.

FINDING TRUE POTENTIAL

Trapped in a vicious cycle, Aarons alcoholism controlled every aspect of his life. CityTeam @ Work encouraged Aaron to pursue a living wage job and a career while he took the time to practice sobriety. Though this journey of self […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 HUNGRY

Allen was 51 when he ended up homeless. It was a complete shock to him. “I’d seen people who were homeless,” he says. “But I’d never experienced it.” Hunger became a physical pain and one of Allen’s biggest concerns. He had […]

COBWEBS ON THE DISHES

Vincent learned what hunger was like when he was only 10 years old. His father passed away, and his family struggled in the midst of that huge loss. “We had no food in the house,” he remembers. “There were spider webs […]