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Greg


Greg lived in the suburbs, but after a bad relationship he started drinking and then lost his job and apartment.  Greg says his drinking got really bad when he started going to homeless shelters. Greg […]

Greg

Greg lived in the suburbs, but after a bad relationship he started drinking and then lost his job and apartment.  Greg says his drinking got really bad when he started going to homeless shelters.

Greg is still homeless on the streets of Chicago and has over a year sober. Staying sober while homeless is nearly impossible.

Greg slept outside this past winter and when the cold became unbearable he would go into the local mission. Sadly, the mission kicks everyone out – everyday – even in the freezing cold – unless you agreed to sit through preaching or bible studies.  When I posted Greg’s photo on Facebook a friend shared this blog post from another (formerly) homeless friend that stayed at that mission “What a day in the Pacific Garden Mission is like.”

Withholding basic needs so people will sit-through religious programing is NOT evangelism – it coercion – and it’s WRONG!

The good news is there is a movement within the faith based community to end such practices.

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  • Suzanne Vee

    Good luck with the job and your future Greg, I really hope last winter was your last one without a home.

  • Guillaume Lebas

    I wish you an awesome future Greg. I hope that you will find a new home to have a better winter than last year and a well paid job to be more sure of your future. Good luck and continue to be sober.

  • Moreau Tracy

    I was affected by this video, I think Greg is a good man ! I am very optimistic for his futur because he seems very ambitious and he keep the courage and the smile! That is a very good thing..

  • Gautier Sauvage

    Nice testimony Greg, I hope that your future will be better and without alcoohol.
    I hope you will be happy in your future.