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November 2019

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Mandy came to FaithWorks of Abilene in the summer of 2017, by way of Noah Project, a local domestic abuse shelter. She left everything behind, and her children in the care of others, to escape a violent situation and the beginnings of drug abuse. She came to class a few days late, but just in the nick of time for her. “I

God had to tell Zacheri four times to go to FaithWorks before he finally paid attention. He heard about it the first time during his inpatient time at a local drug rehabilitation center, but he put it off. After three more times, and three more people mentioning FaithWorks to him, Zacheri finally read the brochure and took a leap of faith.

Tim O’Neill learned about FaithWorks one winter day just because he was cold. He made the acquaintance of Jim Clark, the executive director of the Christian Service Center, after he was released from prison for the first time and did community service there. When he was released again in December of 2017, following his second stint in prison, he headed

In FaithWorks of Abilene’s history, there has only been one couple who began the program together; that is the story of Dave Ray and T.J. Garlett, FaithWorks graduates from 2005. Their stories are so intertwined that they must be told together. The two landed at FaithWorks shortly after moving to Abilene from California, a self-professed “dead end” for the two rife with bad

Job-seekers in Abilene have a unique resource. FaithWorks of Abilene is a 13-week career development course, assisting students in overcoming barriers to employment. While employment agencies merely help with the mechanics of getting a job, FaithWorks uses a holistic approach to the issue of joblessness. FaithWorks has helped more than 500 students since its beginning in 2003. Here is

Rebekah Vaughn has come a long way from the days she lived in a shed in Abilene. Lost, confused Rebekah spent six months caring about nothing: Especially and including herself. Before she found FaithWorks, her life was the sum total of co-dependency and a host of other addictions. “I ended up losing everything. More than once,” she said. She was exposed to FaithWorks

National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, didn’t pass unnoticed in Abilene as FaithWorks hosted a celebration in its garden, which of course, features pollinator plants. With the help of the Big Country Master Gardeners, the garden on the north side of the building has been transformed from a once empty spot to a place of respite. Rolando Rios’

Bonnie Gallion heard about FaithWorks a lot before she came. But it wasn’t until she was in the Taylor County Jail that she said she took the time to consider it seriously. First of all, it was about faith, and “faith and drugs don’t mix,” she said. An Abilene native, Bonnie was sitting in jail on a charge when a FaithWorks

Organizations and individuals met early Monday morning at the Abilene Public Library to discuss homelessness in Abilene and to strengthen networking to allow for positive outcomes. Taking a "Coffee and Conversation" format, Monday's meeting saw those attending submit questions about homelessness, resource availability, etc., while taking regular breaks to network among each other. Jared Armstrong, project coordinator at