Lazara’s Story of Hope – Portland Rescue Mission
“I experienced every type of abuse there is — physical, emotional, mental …,” she says. “I stayed much longer than I should have because I wanted to make it work, for my kids to have their fathers in their lives.” Eventually, Lazara had no choice but to leave.
Then she lost her children, and suddenly, she was homeless and alone.
“To get my kids back, I needed to have a home and I needed to be sober.”
She eventually found help at Shepherd’s Door, where she was able to grow in a safe, healing “greenhouse” that’s right where God wanted her to be.