Epiphany Center Residential Client Success Story
January 30, 2014, March 10, 2014
Twice a year Epiphany Center holds a graduation for women who have completed the Residential Recovery program. On January 30, 2014, clients, staff, family and friends gathered together to celebrate the remarkable strength and dedication of an amazing young woman who transformed her life during her stay at Epiphany Center.
Before entering the doors of the center, she had no idea what to do with her life, but knew she could not continue to live the way she had been. “I am an addict. It took me a long time to be able to say those words,” she recalls. “It was difficult to admit. After all, I had never been homeless, always had a job, and graduated from a great university. Nevertheless, I had created many problems for myself. I started using alcohol at 18 and drugs when I was 22. I had become a very sick, unhappy person. So I finally gave in, and asked for help. Choosing to accept Epiphany Center’s assistance was the best decision I had made in a long time.
Through interacting with groups, counselors, and fellow clients, I learned to be patient, tolerant, and compassionate. It was hard at first, but we practiced helping each other, and at the end of the day, that is what matters most." Since graduating in January, she has moved into the center’s transitional housing program, ERE and will continue using Epiphany’s resources. “I love the balance of freedom and structure that ERE offers, while also having that familiar support system so close.” She has gone on to launch an exciting new career, rebuilt healthy relationships with family and friends, and is earning a certificate in the mental health field.
“I look forward to one day giving back to my community what was so freely given to me. Today, my life is filled with so many good things that I could only dream of before finding Epiphany Center. I am forever grateful to this organization for helping me get my life back. I am thankful to everyone for believing that we are not a lost cause.”
Epiphany Center applauds this exemplary young woman for her hard work, persistence, and willingness to change her life.