Catfish’s story as told by Tommy Thompson, Open Door Mission President and CEO
I try not to call people by nicknames, but Catfish was the exception. He had a “ real name,” but Catfish is just who he was. He’d been a fixture on the streets of Houston for years, brought there by a lifestyle of hard alcoholism and drug use, until one day two angels brought him to the Mission. I don’t know any other way to say it. Two men found him under a bridge, brought him to us, and then they just disappeared.
Being at the Mission transformed Catfish in some essential ways.