Hi, my name is Tracie Warren. I am 57 years old and originally from Kansas. I've lived in Tennessee for about 30 years. I came to the Mission from McMinnville, TN. I came to Cookeville Rescue Mission after I quit my job due to a theft that occurred on a shift I was responsible for due to my position. So, I took the chicken way out and didn't stand up for myself. Then, I couldn't afford my rent and lost my place to live.
My struggle with alcohol escalated when my father died 23 years ago.
Coming to the Mission was big change for me.At first, I didn't think I belong here. I had the the thought that, "I am not one of these people." However, it didn't long for me to realize that "I am one of these people," Through Jesus, and the mission, I now see that it does not matter where we come from, but where we are going and it is my faith that is going to get me there.