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St. Vincent’s Family Strengthening Program
“I felt I was a failure when my child was taken from me because of my drug abuse and so many poor decisions.”
I felt I was a failure when my child was taken away from me because of my drug abuse and so many poor decisions. I felt an emptiness that I had never felt before. I felt like I had never really had a break in life, and had never really been able to trust people. My own family had a lot of drug use. All my friends used drugs. It was pretty much all I knew. I wanted to change my life but what could I do? Who could I turn to? My social worker told me about St. Vincent’s. She told me that there was hope. If I came into the program and turned my life around, I could get my child back and I could make a new life for myself and for my child. It sounds so easy when I just say the words but I had many starts and stops and turns along the way. Change is hard. Life can be hard. But, gradually, I learned to believe in myself and to realize that I had inner strengths that I did not even know I had. Slowly but surely, I built a new life for myself and my child. The staff at St. Vincent’s helped me get my life back. Actually, I started a whole new life. Make a gift. Change a life.