One day I was sitting outside and realized the sun was shining. The amazing thing is that I also realized the sun had been shining all along, but I had been unable to see it.
I just started crying in that "ah, ha!" moment of, I am really in recovery and it is awesome! Another time, I was telling my coach I just wanted to do more to help others. To my surprise, she asked if I had considered being a coach! I felt worthy!
CforR is so very special to me because as addicts, we all need an in-between after treatment programs because so many of us have difficulty restoring our lives, relationships and resources. I am one of those people who needed more help after treatment, and I have found a new belief in myself by working with my coaches.
CforR helped me obtain an internship grant with them, scholarship for training to become a Recovery Support Peer Specialist, and I recently received certification from the Texas Board of Certifications. Six months ago, I received Permanent Housing Solutions and have a beautiful apartment to call my home. I could not have done it alone. I needed CforR then and I still need them now.
I love everything about CforR because I found total acceptance, my self-esteem, and learned not to feel so much shame and pain about my background. My background was really embarrassing and shameful, but now I realize my background is something I can share freely to those who, like me, need hope for their future.
I truly have been blessed being a part of the CforR community and I have so much gratitude every single day!
Thank you for supporting Communities for Recovery. YOU helped ME change my life.”