Escape to Safety

Sarah Walks the Road of Honor!

   Sarah knows how depressing and terrifying life can be on the streets, especially for a woman.
“It’s really hard,” she says. “People don’t give you any respect. They don’t want to help you because they think you are a lower life form.”
   Sarah knew she had to get off the streets and began searching for housing. She also knew she needed support to make that happen. She found that support in John 3:16 Mission’s Honor Road program. The Honor Road program is for homeless/at-risk women who are facing housing insecurities.
With help from the Mission’s case manager, Sarah was able to find a home in a safe neighborhood. Recently, Sarah completed Year One of the Honor Road Program. Thanks to people like you, Sarah is in a new home, filled with hope and renewed zest for life, and still participating in the community she found at John 3:16 Mission.

   “I’m thankful for a home, I’m thankful for friends, I’m thankful for a family. I’m thankful to God, my Savior Jesus Christ, for walking with me every day,” she says.


Woman finishes program

More About Sarah's Journey

   A recent transplant from Kansas, Sarah was staying at another shelter until 2021 when she found a new place to call home. She worked hard applying for apartments and with the help of our case manager was able to find a place in a safe neighborhood with good access to public transportation and shopping.
   Even after she was housed, Sarah found a way to come to our Honor Road program every Tuesday and Thursday. Last summer, Sarah completed Year One of the Honor Road Program. Her supporters, teachers, accountability partners, peers and church family came out to celebrate her achievement. In true Sarah spirit, she requested a Hawaiian luau theme.
   An Honor Road program volunteer, Sandy (who works closely with women in the program), says it best when she stated, “Sarah has a way of brightening my day. Whether it’s breaking out in song, drawing artwork on the chalkboard or just a good hug.” Way to go, Sarah! We are proud of you!


About Honor Road at John 3

   The Honor Road program is for students who are facing housing insecurities with a high level of commitment and accountability.

The ladies are challenged with setting goals, reading and completing assignments, nurturing community and meeting with coaches provided by John 3:16 Mission.  

   The goal of Honor Road is to provide increased case management and to ensure an individual is ready for and can sustain housing.  Some of the subjects covered are: discipleship, housekeeping, budgeting, self-care, building community and recovery from addiction and other destructive habits.