Joseph lost his leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 25 years old and walks with a prosthetic leg. He became addicted to pain pills over the years while coping with his injury. He spent more than two months in a drug addiction treatment program to get his life and health back on track.
Joseph, 46, said he lived under a bridge and in a homeless shelter for several months after splitting from his wife and while awaiting acceptance into a drug addiction program.
“I’ve been through a past 10 months of hell,” he said.
After graduating from his drug treatment program, he obtained help to rent a house. The Mustard Seed supplied Joseph with all the basic furnishings needed to make his house into a home. Joseph said he plans to go back to school to become a motorcycle mechanic and would like to get a job helping others who struggle with drug addiction.
“I’m trying to do the best I can,” he said. “It’s great there’s a service, such as The Mustard Seed.”
October 10, 2018
The Mustard Seed is honored and thrilled to be a recipient of a National Philanthropy Day award in the category of Social Entrepreneur & Innovation. The award is in recognition of our successful Mattress Recycling social enterprise. Since 2011, The Mustard Seed has recycled more than 120,000 mat… read more
October 8, 2018
Fierce Entertainment Management Presents: Fashion Seeded with Compassion!
Join us for a fashion show benefit featuring fabulous styles and brands from The Mustard Seed’s boutique and fashion designers! The show will take place Nov. 8 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Orlando Fashion Square … read more