I’m Terri and I’m an addict. October 18th, 2011 was the day that changed my life. That was the day I found out I was pregnant again and my parents were already taking care of my daughter Lochlin. An overwhelming feeling of fear paralyzed me. What was I going to do? I had tried recovery before but I had relapsed. Years of drug addiction had left me with no place to live and no skills for living life without the use of drugs. I signed up for intensive outpatient classes and began my journey in recovery. The recovery process hit me like a ton of bricks. I had to completely change everything about my way of life. At times it seemed like I wasn’t going to be able to figure out how to provide for a baby and myself. Then I heard about a program called Hopeful Solutions and my prayers were answered when I was accepted into the program. I had no idea how huge of an impact the program would have on my life. I had nothing, it was just me and my newborn Savanna, and the few things that had been donated to us. Hopeful Solutions furnished the apartment and helped with other necessities, even diapers and wipes, which helped immensely. The case managers have been there every step of the way to guide me in the process of becoming self-sufficient. I can’t believe how sincerely devoted these women are to helping me build a better life for my family. I started off having to ask for assistance with everything but slowly I am gaining the skills needed to provide for me and my daughters. Hopeful Solutions has showed me that I can achieve anything I am willing to work towards. I have been given a second chance at life and for that I am truly grateful.
I am a 37 year old recovering addict and mother of two. Being in connection with Hopeful Solutions has changed my life and has given me hope that died three years ago when the saga began. I battled active addiction for 3 years. It all began in 2009, when I fell into the pits of hell. I’d been to rehab twice and maintained sobriety mostly because I was pregnant. That’s when I met N. Walton and learned about Hopeful Solutions. I delivered my 2nd child and we moved into our apartment in 2011. Not long after did I relapse and that’s when my world shook, rattled and rolled into the belly of the beast. I got into trouble with the law for the first time in my life, CPS stepped in and removed my children and all that I’d worked hard for was gone. Before drugs I had a fabulous life. I graduated college, I’ve traveled the United States and other countries and my career was in full swing. The message I intend to send out is “Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate nor Does It Judge.” Today I live a productive, sober and family oriented life. Hopeful Solutions encouraged me to set goals and work toward them to achieve self sufficiency. Today I am working in my degree field and my CPS case is closed. Hopeful Solutions has taught me to be accountable, trustworthy and most importantly self sufficient, which was my main goal when I entered into the program. That has been achieved!!!