As you know, FAM’s primary mission is to prevent homelessness in the first place, to restore people to productive lives, while not creating dependency. All who come to FAM for help have fallen on hard times—often from circumstances beyond their control, like loss of a job, a failed business or an illness.
But what if their suffering is a result of bad choices?
I believe Jesus gave us the answer as to our responsibility in the parable of “The Prodigal Son.” The father showed mercy to his wayward son and restored him, welcoming him home.
The stories you are about to read are of three prodigals, people who definitely need mercy, whom you helped...