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From Going it Alone to A New Meaning to Family: Johnnie's Journey

The script is set in stone. Who gets to deliver the lines each morning is up for grabs. Johnnie Greer-Martin pursued her GED through the Salvation Army’s Red Shield program to set an example for her three young children who are still living…
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Growing Up Behind the Shield: Reggion's Journey

"How are you today, Ms. Ernie?" Reggion says while reminding his two younger siblings to buckle up as they are picked up by Sgt. Ernie Simms of Berry Street Corps on their way to a corps activity. “He is an amazing kid”, says Sgt. Ernie…
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From Barely Managing to Manager: Erica’s Success Story

Erica* and her family were introduced to The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Program through our partnership with the Metro Social Services Coordinated Entry System after becoming homeless while fleeing from domestic violence. Through weekly…
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One Man's Journey from Cocaine to Christ and Beyond...

For Anthony Holmes it all seemed so simple. “I had the attitude that I am already in trouble, so I guess I should get the most out of it,” he said. Raised in Nashville by a single mother who worked two jobs to support him and his brother,…