“I was lonely and I didn’t have anywhere else to turn.”

Financial hardship and substance abuse led Chris to homelessness and, later, landed him in jail. Chris recalls the overwhelming sense of failure and disappointment in himself that led to a battle with depression. After serving his time, Chris arrived at Talbot House Ministries.

“I was desperate for change. I came to Talbot House because I wanted to find a new way of life. I heard that here I would get the help I needed to get clean and stay sober.”

That is exactly what Chris has done. Since arriving at Talbot House five months ago, Chris has put in the work and has managed to live a clean life. He gives recognition and thanks to his support group for the role they have played in his road to recovery.

“I don’t just want to be clean. I want to do good.”

Chris went back to school three months ago to complete his GED. With the help of our Solutions staff, he has received flooring, forklift, and janitorial certifications. Chris plans to attend technical college when he completes his GED and pursue his career goals.

Addicted. Lonely. Desperate. These words once described Chris. Now his peers know him as friendly, determined, and hardworking.

“I couldn’t have done it without the help of staff, case managers, and my fellow residents. I am so thankful for Dr. Reddout and Talbot House for giving me a second chance and an opportunity to renew my life.”

Currently, you can find Chris working at our donation center, receiving and organizing donations. The next time you visit, be sure to congratulate Chris on his success so far!