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Dégagé Ministries helps returning citizens

Being dropped off in the Heartside Neighborhood after spending time in prison with only the clothes on your back is not exactly an easy way to begin a new chapter in your life.
Spencer Husch, Resource Office Coordinator with David

Spencer Husch, Resource Office Coordinator with David /Courtesy of Dégagé Ministries

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“I was reintroduced to Christ.”

Being dropped off in the Heartside Neighborhood after spending time in prison with only the clothes on your back is not exactly an easy way to begin a new chapter in your life. David says that he was blessed when he walked into Dégagé Ministries to seek the help he needed. He quickly learned that the mission statement was not just words, but actions. He felt that he was being reintroduced to Christ.

He was first introduced to Spencer, our Resource Office Coordinator, and they quickly developed a friendship. While David is securing his State of Michigan ID, he is thankful to be utilizing the many other services that Dégagé offers. He begins his day in our Community Center for breakfast and spends the remainder of his morning in the Life Enrichment Center, where he accesses his locker, checks his mail, takes a shower, and does his laundry.

David believes in giving back and does this by working assigned chores throughout the ministry or jumping in to help if he sees a need. David says, “I take a lot of pride in Dégagé and want to give back the best I can.” He also looks out for his fellow patrons. When he is shopping, he will purchase extra socks and underwear to give away to those in need. He will also purchase coffee and breakfast for others. David says, “We all deserve a chance and Dégagé helps a lot of people, regardless of their situation.”

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