My life was saved once I was sentenced to community corrections. I am now 24 and well into my recovery after battling an 11 year addiction to meth. I had hit rock bottom several times but that didn’t change my attitude.
The streets of Denver had been my home for nearly five years and trying to maintain a job due to my addiction was nearly impossible.
It was during my time in a community corrections facility that I learned about Women’s Bean Project. When I came to the Bean Project I quickly began to realize just how much it would help me.
Right away I started to find new confidence in myself and in my new job skills. Since the start of my employment my future looks brighter than ever. I have goals; I want to go back to school to become a certified addictions counselor.
I want to make a difference in the lives of troubled youth. Being proud of myself is also a new feeling for me. Even with all the trauma that I have suffered in my life I am able to maintain an optimistic personality and have a great sense of humor and that makes me proud.