STORIES OF HOPE

  • Finding His Self-Worth   “I drank and drank and drank some more,” Duke says. Though he was a successful writer with a wonderful girlfriend and a caring family, underneath, he was struggling with depression. So he turned to alcohol to numb the pain. “I let......

  • A Chance for New Life   Dee’s son was just five when she and her husband separated. That’s when her life began to fall apart. “I began to drink and use drugs. I lost my son, lost jobs, lost everything. My life was very crazy.”......

  • “Look at my picture. You’re really looking at a miracle!”   Last year, I was homeless and living with my daughter. Every penny I earned went to buy drugs. It was so bad that she moved out just to get away from me! My family......

  • “I gave more time to alcohol than I did to my son.”   Anthony remembers his own father taking him fishing when he was 12 or 13. They would both drink. But alcohol didn’t become a real demon in Anthony’s life until he was 15,......

  • “A better life through faith in God!” Scott’s early memories are not happy ones.His father left when he was young and he was “scared to death” of his stepfather. “I had to do everything perfectly, or else there were consequences.” At 12, Scott began to......

  • “God has really blessed me!”  How does a man who had a “normal life” growing up, who graduated from college and spent time in the military, end up addicted to crack cocaine and facing jail time? An even better question might be, how does this......

  • “Life was a roller coaster”   Shawn was the youngest of three sons. Life was good, until the mid-80’s when Shawn began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. And from there, it all went downhill! “Life was a roller coaster,” Shawn says. “But it seemed to......

  • A life “out of control” Keisha knows what happens when there aren’t adults around to guide and care for you. For her, it meant she ended up “hanging out with older kids on the street” and using drugs. And though she was just 10 years......