Dan just turned 31 this month and received his GED on Monday. Over the last several months, he worked diligently in the Learning Center with our volunteer tutor, Jane Blair. He shares, “It felt good to accomplish something, especially my high school diploma, which took me over 16 years to do.”
Dan has been in the Mission’s 12-month Residential Recovery Program for nine months and just entered the fourth phase of treatment, which includes finding employment. “I’m applying for jobs, and I feel more confident that I’ll get a job now that I have my diploma,” he explains. Dan intends to continue his education at Santa Barbara City College. He is planning to take automotive classes that will give him the certification to complement the experience he already possesses.