Making a change in life

“I’m a proud father with my kids in college,” Jermaine shares, “but you know what? They told me they are proud of me for making this change in my life.” He is the father of five, 2 boys and 3 girls, ages 18-22 years. Jermaine found himself homeless after his grandmother passed away and he [...]

2019-06-13T14:34:59-07:00June 27th, 2019|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Superheroes sometimes need help too

Skyler is a real-life superhero and goes by SkyMan. He feels a strong sense of serving his community through inspiration and peer support. Skyler’s sense of purpose as a real-life superhero and duty to help others is linked to the years he has spent struggling with sobriety and behavioral health issues. At 35 years old, [...]

2019-06-13T14:31:09-07:00June 13th, 2019|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

They got us a home

“MSC helped us a lot and is still helping us. They got us a home. Our MSC case manager is always the first person I call,” shared Takisha. In August 2018, Takisha’s family lost their apartment home to a fire. The fire started in another unit, but caused significant damage to the building. Takisha and [...]

Worth It

“I knew I wanted to do something more satisfying with my life than working in retail, but I just didn’t know how to get there,” shares single mother of three, Chiquita. So, in 2015, Chiquita entered a youth and young adult development employment program at MSC. A case manager helped her to define and [...]

2018-10-12T10:39:26-07:00October 12th, 2018|Education/Employment, Giving, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Finding Value

Finding Value “Today, my sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence has risen 300% compared to when I first walked into MSC’s lobby for employment support. That’s because, in addition to the work exposure, I am regarded as a valuable being,” shared Bee Bee. Bee Bee was familiar with MSC. She had used MSC’s [...]

A Place Like Titusville

A Place Like Titusville “If not for MSC, I could not have gotten my degrees, and could not be as employable as I am today,” says Shelly. Shelly has lived at MSC’s Titusville for the last six years. When she first moved in, she was newly sober after ten years of battling addiction [...]

2017-09-22T13:04:08-07:00September 28th, 2017|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Now He’s Awake

Now He's Awake “My boy was in a coma for years, and because of MSC he woke up,” said Josh’s mom Debora. Ninth grade was when Josh finally dropped out of high school. He had missed so much school he didn’t feel there was a way to catch up. His mother had recently [...]

2017-09-22T13:01:51-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Education/Employment, Giving, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Volunteering changes a life

Volunteering changes a life Ten years ago, Corrina’s life changed forever when a car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the time of the accident, Corrina was married with four children ages 9-19 years old. She worked three jobs with the school district and her family was financially stable. [...]

2017-08-16T08:33:33-07:00August 16th, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|5 Comments

There is hope

There is hope “I just wanted to call to say thank you for being there,” said Lisa when she called MSC right before the holidays.  Lisa was in town visiting relatives when she drove past the MSC offices in Federal Way and was taken back to a different time in [...]

2017-03-17T13:48:50-07:00March 22nd, 2017|Giving, Housing, News/Media, Stories of Hope|1 Comment

Delivering hope

Delivering hope For the last fifteen years, Hank has played an invaluable role in getting food into the hands of those who need it in Federal Way. He’s a driver for MSC’s Federal Way Food Bank. Two to three mornings a week, he gets up early and goes to local grocery stores and [...]

2017-03-17T14:03:01-07:00March 21st, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|0 Comments