Stephanie Matthews’ Fundraiser for Victory Mission
Before Victory, Jennifer was living in complete isolation. Aside from church and the occasional run to the grocery store, Jennifer’s struggle with mental illness and a fear of people kept her home alone. Eventually, she felt too crippled by fear and depression to even get out of bed, and she lost her job working from home. Jennifer knew there had to be something better for her.
During her time in Restoration at Victory Mission, Jennifer experienced miraculous growth and healing. She worked as a paid intern for Victory’s social enterprise, Equip Coffee, which gave her foundational work-ready skills. Her internship has taught her interpersonal skills and boosted her sense of worth. “I think [I’m] more confident with myself… being comfortable in Christ helped me to be more aware that we should be living for God, and that helps me interact with other people.”
Springfield Business Journal, Most Influential Women
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