Stories

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  • Cierra

    Changing her life one step at a time.

    Cierra was battling with substance use disorder and pregnant. Enrolling at Fresh Start Recovery center was her second chance at life and she's ready to work at it one step at a time.

  • Patrick

    It's okay to ask for help

    Patrick, a Navy veteran, was a loving father and IT professional. He started drinking and soon found himself divorced, out of a job, and homeless. He came to Volunteers of America to find help and hope.

  • Darryl

    Becoming the man he wants to be

    Darryl went from being a Staff Sargent in the Marines to facing a life-changing prison sentence. When he came to Volunteers of America, he learned how to cope and rebuild his life.

  • Mike

    "To whom much is given much is required." - Luke 12:48

    For much of Mike's life, he was the type of person who would take and not give much back. Now, Mike gives back every day and is grateful for the help you gave him.

  • Kaitlyn

    Working on a new future

    You made it possible for Kaitlyn to become the mother she always wanted to be.

  • Lawrence

    A story of putting the past behind you

    Because of you, Lawrence was able to rebuild his life.

  • Robert

    A grandfather’s journey of recovery

    Robert's mistakes of the past don’t define him. Because of you, now he is hopeful for the future and looking forward to being with his grandchildren.

  • Lekeisha's Family

    Independence for a brighter tomorrow

    When Lekeisha felt like there was no hope, she found an open door letting her and her children know that hope was still alive.

  • Scott

    Scott's life motto: "Your attitude is your altitude."

    After struggling for years with drug and alcohol addiction, Scott, a U.S. Army veteran, was able to successfully transition back into the workforce. Now, he has a full-time job and his own apartment.

  • Philip

    “They allowed me to be a normal part of society again.”

    Through your support, Philip got a second chance at life and is now able to be the father he's always wanted to be.