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New Program Helps Homeless Get Back On Track

When Cherish Mills and her son arrived in Amarillo, they didn't have a place to call home.

When Cherish Mills and her son arrived in Amarillo, they didn't have a place to call home.

"I didn't really have a place to stay. I was kind of couch hopping," Mills said. 

Mills and her son ended up finding shelter at the Salvation Army. From there, she was directed to a new program at the Guyon Saunders Resource Center called "More Than Enough".

"I was able to go through the "More Than Enough" program. And I was able to find my own place, a job, the medical doctors my son needed, the medical doctors I needed. Definitely help from the churches that I needed," Mills said. 

Mills will be the first to tell you, the program was more than enough to get her back on track.

This case management program started in January. It offers clients at the GSRC intensive case management, including classes on everything from budgeting food and money and applying for jobs to spiritual guidance.

"We have some clients who come here who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and we set their case plan goals, whether that be maybe addiciton recovery or finanacial stability or if they have their GED, they want to go to college. So there's been some great sucess stories," Courtney Gagan, Director of the GSRC said.

Cherish Mills is one of those sucess stories.

She is now giving back to the program than gave her so much. She runs a closet of interview clothes for program particpants.

"You're able to go into the closet and get those luxuries that you may need that you don't have when you start at the bottom, or in my case end up homeless and need a place that can provide the resources you need to get back on your feet," Mills said. 

For Mills, the GSRC has provided more than enough to land her right back on her feet.

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