James' Story

If I had not come to Capital City Rescue Mission I would either be dead or in prison.

I was a commercial fisherman from the time I quit school and went to work on fishing boats. I just didn’t want to go to school, I couldn’t stay in the classroom. Especially in the springtime when the weather got nice – I was always on the river or on the ocean, so I took up that trade.

Through that there was a lot of drinking and it always caused me problems. I was in and out of jail, very angry and very unpredictable at times. My hair was down to my waist, I was in bad shape. So I just plummeted downward – no one would hire me, I didn’t have transportation, I was homeless.

If I had not come to Capital City Rescue Mission I would either be dead or in prison. But now, I have graduated from the 9-month New Life Recovery Program, I have a transitional apartment and I am currently working construction for the Rescue Mission.

If it weren’t for this place, I would never have entered in to what my purpose is in life. I want to be the kind of person that, when I walk into the room, people know that Christ is in me. That’s very important above all. That’s the person I want to be and I know that’s the person God is making me at Capital City Rescue Mission.


"If I had not come here, I would either be dead or in prison."