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Stories

Read inspiring stories of hope from people who have been transformed by Goodwill Rescue Mission.

With an abusive father and a broken home life, Everett’s plunge into addiction started at an early age. It’s no wonder that he turned to the streets and struggled with homelessness and addiction for most of his life. It wasn’t until...

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As a young man in Cuba in 1960, Angel only knew of religion as an "illegal activity." After coming to the U.S. in the 1980s, Angel worked hard to build his American dream, until the recession forced him to close his business...

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Your generosity covered Richard with compassion. At 61 years old, he gained confidence to learn and apply new skills. Richard thanks God for you!

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When William came to the Mission in 2002, he was desperate for a hot meal and safe shelter. It’s been nearly 14 years since friends like you helped William turn his life around. So when he needed help recently, he knew just where to turn. 

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Hear how Goodwill Rescue Mission is bringing Hope to the poor and homeless of Newark and learn about the Mission's plans for renovation and expansion.

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Learn about Goodwill Rescue Mission’s programs and how they serve the poor and homeless of Newark through this video gracioulsy recorded and produced by students from Seton Hall.

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