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Success Stories

See the stories that make our mission worthwhile. Read the real accounts of locals who have benefited from the services offered by Mission Outreach Of NEA and how the "Mission" has empowered them to become self-sufficient once more. Together through our efforts, we can change lives and create a positive, forward-moving future.

The 70 Year Old Runaway

Sometimes life takes a turn you don't expect and then you find a community that understands.

Patrick Drennen's Story

I came to Mission Outreach looking for a roof over my head. I was having issues with my family and suddenly found myself homeless. Mission Outreach gave me shelter and they provided me with resources that eventually helped me move out on my own. If I could tell people seeking help from Mission Outreach one thing it would be to utilize the resources that they offer. If residents would take advantage of what Mission Outreach has to offer, then they will help you do anything.
They helped me get my social security and disability, SNAP funds, and insurance. I also experienced some health issues while at Mission Outreach which caused me to need a couple of surgeries. They played a big role in helping me recover from those surgeries. Once I learned to use Mission Outreach’s resources and saving money, I stuck around a little longer to help out the Mission. Soon after, I was able to save up enough money to buy a car, put a security deposit down and first month’s rent, and live on my own.

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Latest reviews for Mission Outreach of NEA 5/5.0 stars (1 reviews)

Donald in Paragould, AR *****
When I was a child, my family lost our home. Tragically we had nowhere to go. The Mission took us in just before Christmas and gave us a place to sleep, food to eat, and nice clothes people had donated. Sometimes at work, I'll overhear people talking about the people that live at the Mission Outreach and why they don't want to hire them. I always stop them and ask if they have ever been homeless or know anyone that has been homeless. Usually the answer is no or they're all on drugs. Then, I tell them my story. It is a sad story of fear and embarrassment as a child. It is a story of how I was ridiculed for living there, but the story was never meant to be about me. The story was about people not caring enough to listen to others cry for help. It was about the people that saved my life and gave my family a fighting chance. Now, I am about to finish my college degree and worked my way to be a leader in the Army, but I owe every bit of where I am to the people that opened their doors, turned our lives around, and gave us hope and a second chance.

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