Like so many people who find themselves down on their luck, Andrew’s options ran out one by one until getting through each day became harder and harder.

First he lost his home. With no other place to go, he was forced to live out of his car. But then he lost his job.

I was running out of money and gas, so I had to sell my car and come here to KARM. It wasn’t the lowest day of my life, but it was pretty much down there.

At KARM, Andrew enrolled in LaunchPoint, our four-week program where students discover that God loves them and has a plan and purpose for their lives. They learn about community resources and how to make better decisions and set realistic goals. It proved to be exactly what Andrew needed to get back to stability.

Getting in LaunchPoint — that was probably the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. They have tons of resources in that class.

But that wasn’t the end of what KARM was able to do to help Andrew.

After completing LaunchPoint, Andrew entered KARM’s Berea program, our longer nine to twelve-month program that teaches the dignity of work, the value of learning, the spirit of serving, and the joy of living.

Through hands-on training and onsite work experience, Andrew is building skills to be able to enter the workforce and eventually support himself.

I’ve almost completed KARM’s Berea program, and now I’m working with a cleaning company. A KARM employee helped me get that job, and I have loved every minute of it.

Ushering people into God’s presence by helping them discover the dignity of work is what KARM’s Berea program is all about. But ultimately, it’s about helping people find purpose in their lives.

Andrew is so grateful for the new direction his life has taken since coming to KARM. More than anything, he cherishes the supportive relationships he’s developed and the love and care he’s received.

When it comes to KARM and the people, there have been so many that have gone out of their way for me. Nobody has ever really gone out of their way for me before.

Thank you for your support! Because of you, Andrew learned how much people care and want to help him.