Testimonials

David’s Road to Recovery

David remembers taking his first drink. He was 10 or 11. He reached into his father’s liquor cabinet and gave it try. After that, he didn’t touch alcohol again until he was 14. He didn’t know then, but his father was an alcoholic. After his family moved to Pennsylvania, David earned a spot on the […]

From Overdose to Hope: Paris’s Story

Paris first tried heroin when he was 18. “Me and my friends were trying to get into the drug game,” he said. “We could go to the club and see all the big boys and try to emulate them: jewelry, cars, and drugs.” The “big boys” would sniff heroin and cocaine, he said. One night, […]

CARITAS Works Extends Hours + Toby’s Story

Toby’s Story Today, when you ask Toby if there is a woman in his life, he always answers the same way: “My granddaughter.” The corner of his eyes turn up when he talks about her. Toby has been working with the same company for three years. He loves going out for pizza and bowling with his […]

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A Family Affair: From Addiction to Med School

Deciding to Stay Ethan remembers the day his mother dropped him off at The Healing Place in 2009. He had left his wife and five children behind to seek help. When he arrived, he was surprised to learn that it was a recovery program for homeless men. He thought that it wasn’t the right place for […]

David speaking at The Healing Place

David’s Story: From Self Loathing to Self Start-Up

David likes to work with his hands. He always has. When he was in high school, he dreamed of going to art school. His parents set a good example by working hard and long hours to support his family. But, David’s parents worked so hard that they often weren’t home at night. David was able […]

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From Rx to Addict

At age 23, Steve fell 30 feet onto a concrete slab while working on a construction site. He broke both of his elbows and he describes his foot as merely hanging on by skin after the fall. He endured nine surgeries to put himself back together after the accident. The weeks following his accident, he […]