For the past eight months, David Rudolph has been focused on recovery.
"I had some struggles in life," said Rudolph.  "Drug addiction, alcoholism, and other issues in life, but God is good."
After struggling with addiction, both Rudolph and Lord McKenzie are receiving help through the Erie City Mission's New Life Program.
"I'm willing to put in the work and the effort," said Rudolph.  "This program provides everything necessary to have a new life in recovery."
"Without help, I wasn't going to change and this program has shown me another way," said McKenzie.  "A new way of life."
Along with helping men get back on their feet, the Erie City Mission is also dedicated to addressing hunger and homelessness.
The Mission offers free breakfast and lunch every day, providing meal up to 200 people.
The non-profit also has an emergency shelter with 56 beds, for men who have nowhere else to go.
"Hunger and homelessness are 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year," said Erie City Mission Chief Operating Officer Darrell Smith.  "I think what we really want people to know, this is something that is always happening and so the City Mission and other partners here in the city are just reaching out to make sure this is something, a very, very basic need that is being addressed."
Both Rudolph and Martinex are living proof of the Mission's impact.
"It means everything to me," said Smith.  "Without this program, I wouldn't have my relationship with God, first of all, and the restored relationships with my family.  Life is good."
This story is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.