April 10, 2012
I am a 41 year old mother of 3 girls that for many years, witnessed me using drugs to deal with trauma from my childhood. My stepfather for a lot of years raped me as a child with my mother’s full knowledge of these rapes. My life and the lives of my girls were changed by the love and support of the people at Antwine Vision. As a drug addict, my life in and out of jails, deeply hurt my girls and destroyed relationships with my entire family. I spent over a year and 5 months in their Disability Special Needs Housing Program, where I learned how to stay sober, how to save money, and how to be a better parent to my girls. My girls seem to respect me for the first time now that I’m clean. I’ve rebuilt relationships with my family. I am a completely new person. I’m happy and drug free. I thank God and I’m so grateful for this organization. Their staff and volunteers provided tough love, but amazingly still accepted me with all my problems as I noticed with the others who are homeless, hopeless and in need of a helping hand from Antwine Vision Foundation. I make these statements as a previous client but now as a sometime volunteer. I try my best to tell other people about help provided to people with disabilities, homeless and those living reckless lives because of their past experiences and what action is necessary to have a better life in the future.
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