The whole community here is important. Every counselor has a different position. When you walk in in the condition I walked in, they all pull and tug and push you to get you back to yourself. It’s important to realize you have angels here that helped you. I don’t think I could have done it anywhere else.



For the first time in 30 years, I have hope. I have been mentored and nurtured by caring staff who have helped me stay in school, and I will soon graduate — I can see a future worth living for.


The Bethesda Mission Community Center is my second family and has walked with me through some of the most painful times in my life.