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Meet Elizabeth


My name is Elizabeth and this is my MY GILGAL STORY!

Feeling lost and hopeless, Elizabeth expressed that before coming to Gilgal she was “on the path to nowhere.” After losing her job, housing, and close ties with family, Elizabeth was ready to embrace change. That is when she discovered a breeding ground for restoration and renewal in a new home—Gilgal. Continue reading

Meet Tiffany


My name is Tiffany S. and this is my MY GILGAL STORY!

Tiffany was sent to jail for sixty-eight days due to driving under the influence of alcohol. Following her sentence, Tiffany struggled to remain sober for a year, eventually turning back to a lifestyle of addiction to meth and alcohol. After another encounter with the law, Tiffany began seeking a life of transformation and restoration. She found refuge in Gilgal, a safe place that has helped her confront issues of the past and empowered her to discover her true identity in Christ. Continue reading

Meet Amanda

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My name is Amanda B and this is MY GILGAL STORY!

Amanda grew up in church, but strayed away after an accident and the introduction to prescription pills. After seeking help in multiple rehab facilities, Amanda still felt a void; none of the programs helped her discover the root of her issues. Influenced by her faith background, she chose Gilgal – hopeful for genuine restoration and healing. Continue reading

Meet Lindsey


My name is Lindsey H. and this is my MY GILGAL STORY!

In my 20s, I became addicted to alcohol and pain pills, largely influenced by the bartending industry.

At the age of 29, I entered a treatment center, but relapsed back into my addiction. Discouraged by my experience with traditional addiction treatment programs, I sought out a program that aligned with my faith values and would address not only the behavioral changes I wanted to make, but also provide the internal transformation I needed to truly overcome my addiction. Continue reading

ChangeMaker Brad Jude

Brad Jude – Resume Coach

No doubt everyone can relate to the anxiety that comes with finding a job.  And a major part of our employment success is a well-written resume. But even the most gifted writer can struggle in this area.

Truth be told, it’s not always easy to market yourself – especially if you have employment gaps or a criminal history to explain.  That is why we are grateful for volunteers like Brad Jude, who devote their time and talent to helping Gilgal women overcome employment barriers and see the potential God has for them. Continue reading

Celebrating Our Volunteers – ChangeMaker Charles McCord

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April 23 – 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

vol-apprec-logoService Unites, the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week, captures the power of ChangeMakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

Charles McCord is a great example of a Gilgal ChangeMaker. He is our longest serving volunteer, and began his service to Gilgal as one of our initial Board Members.  Continue reading