Robert had finally had enough. Embarrassed by his behavior and filled with grief about the man he had become, he knew he needed help. He says, “I was at my wit’s end with alcohol, and things were starting to spiral out of control. It was interfering with my choices in life. It was totally destroying my character and the very essence of who I really am.”
Come See Our Newly Refurbished Counseling Suite!
From our humble beginnings back in 1889, Market Street Mission has aimed at restoring the homeless and poverty-stricken to physical and spiritual wholeness. This means providing not just a hot meal and shelter, but the Biblically-based therapy to give men and women the tools they need when struggling with life’s hardships. Our dedicated team of counselors utilizes the most up-to-date theory and practices related to professional counseling, along with a deep understanding of God’s word to bring a holistic approach to therapy.
Market Street Mission is proud to partner with Sesso Espresso!
With every purchase of a case of coffee in (8) 12oz bags or a case of single serve K-cups (72 cups), Sesso Espresso will make a donation to Market Street Mission.
We are very excited to work with an organization as committed to transforming society as we are.
Coffee is the conversation. At Sesso Espresso we bring people together with a cup of coffee.
At Sesso Espresso, we believe, a cup of coffee can make a difference. Our goal is with every purchase of a case of coffee in (8) 12oz bags or a case of single serve K-cups (72 cups), Sesso Espresso will make a donation to the Market Street Mission.
Together we can change lives with one cup of coffee at a time.
A father of three, Todd’s world changed dramatically when his four-year-old daughter passed away. The tragic loss burdened his family, further straining his already rocky marriage. Struggling to cope, Todd’s “having some drinks” escalated to a full-blown addiction to alcohol.
The family moved to Bermuda, but despite their fresh start, Todd never recovered.
“I kept drinking and drinking… then taking pain pills,” he shares. His wife asked him to get help, so he returned to the East Coast, eventually ending up on a bus to New Jersey.
“Then I got off the bus and just started walking... trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life,” he remembers. Reeling from a night of heavy drinking, Todd was wandering along Interstate 80 when a truck pulled up alongside him.
Love Thy Neighbor…German Language School of Morris County Students Raise Funds for The Market Street Mission, Morristown
Morristown, N.J. (February 2017) – February, the month of all things red and romantic with red, hearts, roses, and chocolates, is also a time to show our love of friends and community. Students from the German Language School of Morris County (www.njlearnsgerman.organd www.glsmc.org), took that lesson to heart and raised $1,000 for The Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org), a Morristown haven for the needy for more than 128 years.
David was a hard-working, responsible accountant. A loyal husband, married 16 years. A proud father of two beautiful children. A church-going man. He loved his life.
Then tragedy struck…
“I had a heart attack at 34 years old and had a metal stent put in my heart,” he says. “They started me on Percocet and I fell in love with it.”
David had never done drugs before. He didn’t drink either, so he had no way of knowing that the Percocet would consume his life for the next six years. “I became lazy and didn’t want to go to work. I spiraled down,” he says.
The gulf between the number of individuals who suffer from addiction and the number of services available to them is, to coin a phrase from the old Bible School song, “deep and wide.” The Market Street Mission in Morristown is one of many nonprofits in New Jersey that tries to help fill that gulf. The mission is joined in a battle where the enemy has grown its strength several times over, and where those trying to save the day are outnumbered.
A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make our annual Coat Giveaway a HUGE success! We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Thank you for volunteering your Saturday morning to help distribute winter coats to those in need!
For those of you who love statistics, here are a few stats from Saturday:
- We served 224 individuals/families!
- 71% were from Asbury Park, followed by 10% from Neptune, 1% from Long Branch and 1% from Ocean Grove! Individuals also came from all over the Jersey Shore area.
- We distributed over 726 coats!
- 90+ volunteers donated over 256 hours on Saturday morning! (WOW!!)
Thank you again, to everyone who donated coats, volunteered their time, and helped spread the word about this event!
Joe’s home life was great. Wonderful parents. Two great sisters.
But there was a darker side to his story… when he was seven or eight, he was molested by another family member.
“I felt like the power and control were taken away from me,” he says. “I started smoking marijuana and drinking. I eventually crept into cocaine, and that’s where I found the power and authority I felt had been taken away.”
That secret kept Joe a prisoner for 36 years! “I was just getting by,” he says. “I sold drugs so I could get high. I never had a job for more than two or three months.”
I didn’t want to change. I was comfortable in the chaos. But God intervened. “When the change started… it was God’s work!”
Need space in your home? Donate your stuff to the Market Street Mission Thrift Store and help make a difference in the lives of others. Free donation pickup is available.
We now also offer house or room cleanouts. Contact us at (973) 538-0427 for a quote!