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Ricardo’s Story: From Dependence to Dignity

FGA’s policies promote the importance of moving people from a lifetime of government dependence on welfare to the freedom and dignity that work provides. This inspiring video displays how Watered Gardens Rescue Mission in Joplin, Missouri applies these same principles to residents—and the results are astounding.

We’d like you to meet Ricardo Medina, Care Coordinator at Watered Gardens. Ricardo overcame homelessness and addiction to begin living a successful life free from government dependence. In his role at Watered Gardens, Ricardo is now helping to restore dignity in others through the power of work and self-reliance. Watch as Ricardo shares his powerful story about experiencing the freedom of work and his journey from dependence to dignity.

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.