"Every person that walks this earth forges their own path. Sometimes that path seems effortless, sometimes that path is laid out for us, and sometimes that path is full of obstacles that seem impossible to understand or overcome. A little over two years ago, while crawling down a path built on fear and pain, I found a fork in the road. At this moment, after years of drug-induced absolute misery, I found a final shred of courage within myself and chose a life of recovery. I had no idea where to begin and no clear path laid out before me. I was alone and terrified but knew I had no choice but to push forward. That's when I found LifeHouse. Moving into LifeHouse gave me the chance to start a new life in a safe environment with other women that were also attempting to start their own new journeys. Upon moving into LifeHouse, I obtained a job which I still hold today. I started in an entry level position and have climbed to a management level position with full benefits. I had the chance to relearn basic life skills like cleaning, grocery shopping, and living with roommates. I was able to acquire a new bank account, complete probation and pay off traffic tickets to reinstate my driver’s license. Most importantly, LifeHouse afforded me the opportunity to start my life in recovery. Regular attendance of meetings and living with other women in recovery allowed me to start living a life I never knew was possible and to find myself again. I know I did all of the hard work myself, but I owe so much to LifeHouse for giving me a chance when I truly needed it the most."