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.”
May 20, 2019
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is proud to have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The Mustard Seed received the organization’s highest rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to account… read more
April 19, 2019
Join us at Central Florida Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Lake Eola! Enjoy more than 250 vendors, live entertainment and delicious food. We hope to see you there!