Meet Our Neighbors


MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, DAVID “Three weeks ago I walked all the way to Elevate Branson from the Taney County jail. I was homeless and lost everything while I was locked up. I didn’t have a phone, legal documents, or any personal support. My mission was to get myself more established with a secure job and a place to stay. I’m excited to announce that I will be starting my new job next week at the Elevate Thrift Store! I’ll also be doing maintenance on the Elevate Rides scooters…


MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, MARCUS “My name is Marcus, and I’ve struggled with addiction since 2005. I woke up recently and realized that living in addiction isn’t the kind of life I want for myself. I don’t want to be homeless, or in jail or on drugs. Elevate Branson has helped me get my ID so …

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MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, REGINA “It’s been a tough adjustment for me recently but I’m not one to give up when life knocks me down. Experiencing homelessness has, in a way, made me much more grateful for what I do have. It’s so easy to take basic needs for granted when you have them. I come …

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MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, CHRISTINA Christina has made incredible strides since crossing paths with us in 2020. Check out Christina’s story below.


MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, MISTY Misty enrolled herself in Elevate Work after over ten years of being out of the workforce due to being the primary care-taker for her parents. During the course, Misty shared with her mentor and our Elevate Work Director that she had difficulty with reading and memorization – something she had only …

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MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, CHRIS “I just got out of jail. All I had was the clothes on my back and a dream. I showed up to Elevate Branson and was met by an incredible woman named Kristol. Shortly after, I started working at Elevate for rewards to get food and kept coming back every day. …

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MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, MARY After nearly three years of attempting to reobtain her lost birth certificate from California, Mary was finally able to receive it in the mail after working with Elevate Connections for the last several months. The process of receiving a birth certificate – especially from another state – is an often time-consuming, …

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MEET OUR NEIGHBOR, ELISABETH Elisabeth graduated from the Elevate Work program in March, and not only walked of stage with a certificate of completion, but with a renewed sense of self-confidence. In 2020, Elisabeth’s life was impacted by a severe injury that left her in a coma for nearly six months. Prior to the accident, …

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Carl recently wrote a letter to staff here at Elevate, and very eloquently detailed just how much Elevate Branson has encouraged him through the years of his involvement here in our programming.


“I moved to Branson from Michigan after I lost my husband, and everything else as a result. I spiraled downward pretty quickly, and have been without a home since then. I feel so thankful for Elevate and the help they’ve given me. I can work for food and for clothing, and they’ve helped me get back my