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DRUGS > Daughter – June’s Client Testimonial

DRUGS > Daughter – June’s Client Testimonial

I chose drugs over my daughter.” After spending 19 years hard at work on the railroad, Michael suffered a serious injury that left him on disability and with large amounts of free time that he failed to use wisely. A domino effect ensued that led to the...

Soldier of Misfortune

“I started using drugs and alcohol at the age of 16,” Randal said, “and my use progressed quickly. I went from smoking marijuana to using pills and cocaine in just a matter of months.” The chronic narcotics abuse went on through high school and even followed him into...

Western Supermarket Blesses Mission One Last Time

The four area Western Supermarket stores closed their doors for the final time on Saturday, but the company ensured that the Jimmie Hale Mission, along with a few other local charities, benefited in the wake of the company’s liquidation. Various non-profits were...

Freezer Burn – January Testimonial

It got so cold, so quick. I would sleep in bus stations for warmth. Though originally a native of Prattville, Alabama, Jason found himself in New York when a welding position with a successful trailer business became available. Within six months of relocating,...

Food, Family and Faith: A Recipe for Change

Melvin is nothing if not resilient. His first brush with death came at the age of four when he was struck by a car; a collision that put him in a coma for eight months and a semi-coma for another six. “They told my mom if I lived I was going to be a vegetable,” he...