America’s New Theory of Work Isn’t Working

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“I wandered the streets aimlessly, never knowing where my next meal would come from.”

That’s how a man named Riley summarized being homeless, addicted, and unemployed before he came to Watered Gardens, a mission in southwest Missouri.

After spending time in our long-term recovery program, Riley has worked as a warehouse manager at a feedstore for over a year where he now has “hope, security and stability. I can pay for my food, rent, and health insurance. I no longer have to wonder if I will be able to provide for my basic needs. It’s a freeing experience.”