“You saved my life!” Patricia's Story

Lives are changed every day at Paz de Cristo. Your generosity brings hope to those who need it most. Because of people like you, we are able to help more people like Patricia—she has an incredible story.

Patricia had a great job at the same company for over 25 years where she had worked her way up the ladder.

Then her employer hired someone half Patricia’s age at half her salary and eventually let Patricia go. She was in her fifties, which made it very difficult to find another job. During this time, she lost her car and then her home. She was homeless for the first time in her life. “My life was a mess,” she shared.

Imagine having no place to sleep or brush your teeth.

Patricia learned that Paz de Cristo offers hot meals. She started coming to Paz each night for dinner and a hot shower. Then she used our Job Center. She got help with her resume, new clothes to wear to a job fair and a bus ticket to get there.

Patricia was hired on the spot and has already worked her way to a Manager role! She was able to get back into her own apartment and find a good, used car. “You saved my life!” she exclaimed.

Paz de Cristo helps people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness. It all starts with a nutritious meal, clean clothes and a hot shower. Basic needs for food, water, hygiene and clothing are met first. Then one-on-one coaching and personal assistance help people get jobs, become independent and achieve self-sufficiency.

We give people a hand so that they can get back on their feet. We Feed, Clothe and Empower.