Linda, a worker and grandmother, was on the street for five years. While on the street she was known as “Mom” and tried to help the young people on the street. Now she helps run day shelters at Anawim and two other churches in Gresham.
Jimmy was one of the first participants in Anawim more than ten years ago. He was quite a scrapper and we had a lot of issues about him drinking right in front of the church. Now he helps us out with stopping others from drinking or fighting on the property and at day shelters in other churches.