Transformation Program Graduate – Barry

Meet Barry, one of our latest Transformation Program graduates. Barry grew up in York, PA where he rode bikes and excelled in gymnastics. Eventually, he moved to Allentown with a friend of his. He enjoyed living in the city, but missed being away from his family. This led him to spend time with the wrong friends and down the wrong path.

He didn’t know how to ask for help until it was too late. He became estranged from his family and became homeless. “Luckily, the Allentown police were kind enough to drop me off at the Allentown Rescue Mission.” Recalls, Barry. Soon he found comfort in the structure our shelter offered him, and he decided to join the Transformation Program.

“Everyone was helpful and gave me sound encouragement. Plus the program allowed me to get closer to the Lord and into the right path.” Says Barry when he tells the other men about the Transformation Program.

Now that Barry has graduated from the program, he wants to get his own place and join a church group that can help stay on the straight and narrow. Good luck, Barry! We’ll always be here to lend you a hand.