Success Times Three! These Incredible Women are Living Proof that New Hope Works!
Dee, Tara and Tina recently became roommates. All “graduates” of the New Hope Center of Paris, they decided to start combine their resources and their “new hope” for a fresh start.
Dee: A year ago when I was living in my truck, with my son, doing drugs together. I got really sick from this lifestyle and needed to get my life together. A friend told me about New Hope, and I felt God was giving me one last chance. I decided to go. My son chose to continue using drugs, so I had to leave him. It was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made.
It was hard at first maintaining a schedule - wake up time, devotions and then chores, followed by appointments all day then more evening duties. But I knew it would get me what I wanted, which was an independent and clean life. The success of New Hope is the structure and the individual program which identified and addressed all my needs, not just the addiction. They made me be accountable. They encourage developing relationships in the community which gave me a support system when I moved out. I work there now, part time, bringing my story to others.”
Tina: I had a main goal when I came to New Hope. I had health issues, so I needed to get well and go to school. I stayed at New Hope for 15 months. My casemanager Dawn helped me focus and get my head straight. Her support and the structured living helped me stay focused on what I wanted to get from my stay here. I loved the Christian-based program; I felt safe and secure at New Hope. I was able to recover and grow physically, mentally and emotionally. Now I am going to radiology school, maintaining a 3.75 GPA and have a place to live with my two roommates. You get out of it what you put in it. That is how life is. New Hope has been great for me.”
Tara: I heard about New Hope from a family member who said it was a great place. I didn’t know what to expect. I was so happy to see that the place was clean and the people who lived there were nice and helpful. The staff was great, too. Case management benefited me the most. My assigned staff person listened to me, helped me through some tough life moments – she was a good outlet for information and moral support. I gained maturity and skills because of her. Through my relationships at New Hope I found a job that I really like and two roommates! We are a great little family – there may be some bumps here and there, but that is life. We will get through them together! New Hope was my stepping stone to reality.