Desperate and homeless to hopeful

11/23/2013 12:23 PM

12/08/2013 9:29 AM

Pam Murillo had been homeless off and on for a year and a half when she turned to the Modesto Gospel Mission, where she completed a 13-month program.

“It allowed me to get the time to rebuild my life,” she said.

A year and a half later, she is happily living in a Modesto apartment, working as an in-home caregiver and driving her own car.

“I hadn’t worked in I don’t know how many years,” Murillo said. “But the Lord took care of all that.”

Murillo said she loves her job, and her circumstances in general after her time at the mission.

“I can’t believe my life, that I have a life,” she said. “My family’s happy, I’m happy and it’s great to be back in the world again”

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service