After an evening out, she grabs her husband’s hand as they walk into the house. She calls out to her daughter to let her know they’re back home, but no response. They walk to the living room only to find their daughter on the floor, passed out with a bottle of pills in her hand. Frantically they call 911. They got home just in time. This was the beginning of a long journey of pain and recovery.
Many of us know all too well that when addiction touches one person’s life, it also reaches everyone else in that family and our community. Drugs do not discriminate, and addiction of any kind destroys promising futures and families along the way.
Sometimes we only think we’re making a difference if thousands of people are being reached, but the truth is helping one eventually spreads into the community and extends to generations. By helping one woman to Redefine Her Future, you’re also redirecting the futures of those who surround her! Maybe there has been addiction in your past/family’s past, maybe you are the one struggling now, or you have someone close to you who is. You feel the effects addiction has, and you know how the situation could be turned around if only one can be helped.
At New Life, we step into some of the most devastating situations to restore a woman’s future; to turn HER pain into purpose, and to give HER family hope once again. We can’t do this without you and she needs your support! In order to help women from all walks of life we offer our services, residence, and daily needs entirely free of charge. Also, to maintain our Christian values and program, we do not take any government funding. This leaves us with private funding and you can make an impact! When you give to New Life, you are investing directly into the life of a student.
Being aware of the problems that stem from addiction is the first step to combat it. We believe we are a solution against this fight, and have ventured out to help our community by expanding our reach with a new building. With this building, it is our hope that we can help inform our community of the risks, signs and consequences of addiction. To those who suspect a loved one has a problem, we want you to have a place to come and get support, information, and guidance to help you in the days ahead.
This new building will also be used by our current New Life students as a more effective classroom, to allow for the old classroom to transform into transitional housing for recent graduates, and to provide a platform for us to reach women in our community with the same principles and hope found in our long-term program.
Our goal by the end of the year is to raise $250,000 toward the construction of this new building, and we ask you to join forces with us to help women and our community by giving! You can redefine the future of one of our students by giving to this project and subsequently affect the other people in her life. Not only this, but your gift may the answer for a family in the community who is currently struggling with addiction.
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For the past 13 years, New Life has helped over 100 women dealing with addictions of all kinds to reclaim their lives by offering a structured program that addresses the root of the problem rather than placing a bandaid over it. We do not medicate, but use life skills training, biblical principles and counseling that stay with each woman long after she graduates our 12-18 month program. Why 12-18 months? Some programs are quick fixes that often don’t deal with much deeper problems. Through our experience, we’ve seen the results that come from taking the time to deal with those problems that lead to addiction. Our counseling reaches spiritual and emotional levels that strengthen each student’s character, and gives them the ability to return to society strong enough to resist old habits and to live a productive life!
More than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol and other drugs, affecting millions more every single day. These people are your children, relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues. On top of that, only 11.2% of those people receive needed treatment. So often we work with women who’ve been struggling with addictions since their teenage years and are now in their 30’s. Many times an addiction goes untreated for too long because it starts out as a “fun” thing to do, but turns monstrous when dependency kicks in. At that point, many feel like they can control it or are blind to how it is really affecting their lives.
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