Ty C. was living behind a dumpster in 2009. His mother would call the police when he would appear at her home asking for money. He had lost custody of his daughter, and his relationship with her was shattered.
Crack cocaine had destroyed his life, leaving him homeless, penniless, hopeless. Life for Ty was bleak, and he thought about ending it all. Then came the Men of Nehemiah.
Ty entered a ministry program for drug-addicted, homeless and formerly incarcerated men seeking to change their lives for the better and set right their relationship with God. Located in the heart of South Dallas on 2010 Grand Ave., Men of Nehemiah is no ordinary rehabilitation program.
A strong military component to instill discipline is complemented by intensive discipleship training, including Bible classes with established spiritual leaders, community outreach, singing at churches around Dallas-Fort Worth, and a strong mentorship programs.
The men in the program can be seen marching around the streets of South Dallas in full military attire shouting Christian cadences weekdays at 6:30 am. Today, Ty C. has been employed for more than a year, has founded a gospel rap team, and has fully restored his relationship with his daughter and mother.
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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty supports the Men of Nehemiah in its mission to instill discipline and discipleship in lives of drug-addicted, homeless and formerly incarcerated men.