Tuesday, January 27, 2015

20 years later, a client writes to say thank you

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We received a very touching note from a client who stayed at our McKenna House program way back in 1994. That's right, 21 years ago.

Michael had been drinking or using drugs since the age of 13. By the time he made his way to the McKenna house, he was 33 years old. McKenna House is a program dedicated to helping single, homeless men recover from addiction, find a job, and build structure and purpose back into their lives. It is still in operation today.

Michael shared with us that it took him four total tries to finally beat addiction. But he gave tremendous thanks and credit to the staff of the McKenna House for believing in him and giving him the confidence in himself, as well as pushing him hard to save his money and work hard. He left the program sober, employed, and with more than $3,000 saved in the bank. He said it was the longest he had ever gone sober since he was 13. Feeling inspired? You can make a donation directly to the McKenna House right now.