Education Changes Lives!


What does getting a GED at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities mean to Damien? It means the ability to be a man of honesty and integrity and to hold his head high.

When Damien came to Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, he wanted to get help with his addiction. But here, he got so much more.

“I worked for years in professional fields,” Damien explains, “but I never finished my high school diploma.”

“Many of our students haven’t finished anything in their lives. So when they earn their GED at the Mission, they gain confidence that helps them succeed in other areas.”

Gail Gisi, Director of Education

As a member of the Christ Recovery Center program, he was required to participate in LifeNet Education and Job Training, where he told the teachers he had never finished high school. The instructors took him through a study program so he could earn his GED and be the man of integrity that he always wanted to be. He passed his final GED exam last fall.

“Just being honest about this and many other things in my life has opened up so many doors for me,” Damien explains. “It’s incredible!”

The care of people like you provides education for men and women at Union Gospel Mission. Because of you, people facing crisis can access education and get a fresh start.



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