Pam had a good life, a beautiful home, and a husband she loved deeply. Until he started abusing her…and she had to flee for her life. It was the hardest thing she’d ever done. Before Pam knew it, she was alone…on the run…and living on the streets. It was brutal. She lost everything. Her family didn’t know if she was dead or alive. But that was nothing compared to the nightmare that ensnared her when, like so many who seek to escape from their pain, she started using drugs.
When we first met Pam, she was a shell of a woman. “I didn’t think anybody cared about me,” she says. “I was scared. I was broken. I was not able to trust.” She knew she needed help. Through our state-certified recovery program for women, Pam received professional counseling, spiritual support, and help to heal her pain. “It forced me to look at things in my life from my past and my childhood that I didn’t want to look at,” she explains. “I had the most amazing, patient counselor, and she showed me that I needed to confront those demons in my past. I learned that, if I would allow Him, God could take all of those horrible things that happened to me and use them as a stepping stone in my life rather than a stumbling block… I was totally broken, but my whole life has turned around.”