Xavier finds hope after more than 20 years homeless
Xavier never dreamed that he’d end up homeless. But at age 13, life on the streets seemed easier than enduring more abuse at home.
“It was scary, because you never know where your next meal’s going to come from. It was hunger pains. Not having clean clothes. It felt like hopelessness.”
Along with the pain of sleeping wet and cold, Xavier endured constant fear and isolation. Portland Rescue Mission was the one place he felt safe and welcome. A hot meal meant so much.