I am from Princeton and spent eighteen years in the military. I have served two tours in Iraq and was wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
After I got out of the military, things started falling apart. I suffer from PTSD and my life got really messed up. My wife and kids took everything and left. I had legal problems and spent six years in the Department of Corrections. Upon release, I had nowhere to go. That’s when I came to Crossroads. It hasn’t been easy, and I am having a real hard time adjusting and reentering society. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.
Crossroads is a good place for me right now and I am thankful to be here. It is Christian based and it’s what I’ve needed for a long time. The people are wonderful and Dave runs a tight ship. While I am here, I enjoy helping out doing chores and working behind the desk.
I appreciate everything the mission is doing for me and the rest of these guys. They offer us three meals a day and a bed to sleep in. I am also enjoying the chapel services offered each day.
Today, I am working hard to get back on my feet and be a productive member of society. My life wasn’t always messed up and things weren’t always bad. My goal is to eventually go back down south to be with my family.
I am very thankful to Crossroads and Union Mission for reaching out to guys like me who have nowhere else to go. It means more than you’ll ever know!