Story of Hope 4

Story of Hope 4

“I found out I was pregnant January 1999. I had my 16th birthday that February, got married in March, moved into my own house with my husband, and had a baby in September. By December, I was drinking on a daily basis. Something just wasn’t right. I was a child...
Story of Hope 3

Story of Hope 3

“I’ve been in the madness of drugs and alcohol for the last thirteen years since my mother passed away. It seemed like after I lost my mother, that is whenever it got really bad. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve learned how to let some of them go. It’s all a learning...
Story of Hope 2

Story of Hope 2

“When I came back from the 28-day [rehabilitation] program, I thought it would be a good idea to run for public office. I won the election for city council in Charleston. Right after the election is when this happened with my cousin. He was one of the first cases...
Story of Hope 1

Story of Hope 1

“I overdosed on 5th Avenue with my son in the back of the car. It’s probably one of the most horrible things that’s happened to me and one of the biggest blessings of my life. My son got taken and I have a CPS case now, but it made me realize what I was doing to not...