Alpha Home Alumnae Spotlight: Christine

Today we’re bringing you the story of Christine, an Alpha Home Alumnae who never gave up. Completing treatment at Alpha Home helped her turn her life around and she now works at the Adult Drug & DWI Court, working to help others who were once in her shoes. #ChangeTheConversation

“After sitting in jail for over a month ready to go to prison, with the help of the Felony Drug Court, I was admitted into Alpha on May 3, 2007. While at Alpha Home I learned how to confront my addiction. It taught me how to care for myself when I had just given up. It help mend my relationship with my family… It also helped me get back on my feet and become independent. Because of Alpha Home, I found my strength and have been able to help many other women. I have had a pleasure of working alongside some great women who came from Alpha Home, while working as a Recovery Coach and working for the Felony Drug Court and Judicial Services for almost 9 years. I have been sober for 10 years.”

#BellasStory

bella2bellabella3

 

Meet Bella. Her sobriety date is October 27, 2007. She dabbled with drugs and alcohol since the age of 15. She became a mom of two boys at a young age. At 28 she tried crack cocaine and was immediately hooked. Two years later, she dropped off her two sons, ages 6 and 11, with their father and never looked back.

“I abandoned my kids. I was living on the streets in another state and I got involved with a rough crowd. I got beaten badly and was left on the side of the road. A little old man named Fred found me and was able to get enough information from me that he got me a bus ticket and sent me back home. He said, ‘Don’t ever look back. You need to get on this bus and keep going or you are going to die.’ At that moment, I decided to do things differently this time. I went to Alpha Home. Alpha Home gave me a foundation and the tools I needed for sobriety. I found God at Alpha Home. I found compassion and understanding. Alpha Home also taught me how to talk to my kids and help me mend my relationships with my sons. This place saved my life. If it wasn’t for Alpha Home I wouldn’t have the life I have today . I got remarried in sobriety and we had a little girl. I get to be engaged in my child’s life today. I know my daughter’s likes, dislikes, and her facial expressions; I can tell you anything about her and this is completely different than before. They say if you stay sober your deepest desires will come to life. This is true and I am the best mom to my daughter and two sons today because of it. This is what makes me the happiest.”

Because of your support, Bella was able to get sober,

Please consider a Big Give SA gift to Alpha Home. Know that you are helping individuals just like Bella restore their lives!