Unemployed and living in her car, it was painfully obvious to Danielle* that using drugs had taken many things from her. After losing custody of her kids and spending time in jail, she became determined to get sober, get back on her feet, and most importantly, reunite with her children. Danielle was serious about rebuilding her life, and knew she would need help to do it. She spoke with social services and was referred to A Way Out.
With help from Daniels Fund grantee, A Way Out, Danielle embraced treatment and moved into a sober living environment, where she learned how to live a stable life. Eventually, Danielle regained partial custody of her kids and started to repair damaged family relationships. Sober for several years now, Danielle gives back by driving people in recovery to A Way Out’s events, offering support and sober friendship to newcomers, and sharing her story.
“I couldn’t have done this without your help. Now I sponsor people in the program and I’m even helping my sister get sober. Thank you.”
* Name changed for privacy