Stories

Meet Paul

Program Graduate & Work Therapy Case Manager. For 33 years, drugs ruled Paul’s life. Although gainfully employed as a chef for over two decades, the bulk of his salary went towards buying and using drugs. This destructive lifestyle took a toll on his body and in 2003, Paul underwent open-heart surgery. While hospitalized, he was evicted from his home and returned to find his possessions on the curb. In the pouring rain, as he watched …

Meet Jerry

Program Graduate   Jerry first turned to drugs while serving in Vietnam to help silence the pain and suffering he endured on a daily basis overseas. Unfortunately, returning to civilian life as a decorated veteran was more difficult than he had anticipated, and after Jerry returned home, his drug use continued to escalate. It became harder and harder for Jerry to cope with day-to-day struggles, and he soon became an addict. Jerry quickly ran out …