Success Stories

So many have been positively impacted by the Empowerment Center

They come from all walks of life, all ages and races, and everyone finds something they need here: job skills, leadership skills, acceptance, sobriety, love, and friendship.

Two women sorting food for the food bank

Found sobriety and family

“Thanks to the love, acceptance and empowerment that I was shown and guided. Then I was let loose to ride the bike on my own. Tomorrow will be three years, 10 months sober.”

Should’ve done this years ago

“It’s been a wonderful experience for me. I have never met a bunch of better people all together. They believe what they say, they say what they believe, they walk the walk, and talk the talk.”

Treated with love and acceptance

“I found nothing but love, acceptance and empowerment when I came here. That’s exactly what I needed. Being new to recovery, being homeless, being everything that I dreaded in life…. My life is completely different. I’ve been clean five years. Not only did I get my drivers license, they helped me start my career as a truck driver. I love it. And I bought a house. “

Came hungry and found family

“I was hungry, basically didn’t have food or money. My wife asked me to bring her to the food bank, so I did…. This place is our family and the reason I keep coming.”

Teen boy gained job skills and self confidence

“The Empowerment Center has provided an incredible opportunity for my son to learn, grow, and work. Prior to volunteering at the Empowerment Center he was very nervous to actively seek employment and start working. He wasn’t sure what to expect and had very low self-confidence. He was nervous, unsure, and very shy. The Empowerment Center provided an opportunity for him to begin working and building the needed self-confidence to be successful in a job. We witnessed great growth in him, increased self-confidence, and even some leadership skills beginning to emerge, as he began taking more initiative to do things that need to be done without having to be told. He is now working a full-time job and is not only doing well, he is truly succeeding and enjoying working. I would highly recommend the Empowerment Center as an opportunity to make connections, build skills and confidence, engage with wonderful and hardworking people, and begin the steps to becoming a leader.”