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Alcoholics/addicts must “hit a bottom” with their disease and actively seek to change their lives in sobriety.

I have lost my job and as a result of that my grandmother kicked me out… I realize that if I continue the way I have, I understand I will lose everything and quickly.       N.

I am a 42-year-old male that has been using drugs for 30 years.    N.

In 2005, I got a second DUI. In my early to mid thirties my drinking became even heavier, with almost daily usage.    B.

In the past, I became involved in behavior that was both destructive to me and to others, with alcohol and drugs, in and out of jail.   R.

As these substance abusers begin to seek help, they become more aware of their disease, its consequences and power.

I am a homeless disabled veteran… I dealt with some difficult issues in my life to include a bad marriage and a failed business… By turning to drugs and alcohol. I am developing and strengthening the tools necessary to live a clean and sober life.       B.

I’ve been an alcoholic and drug addict for 25 years. I would have short periods of clean time/sobriety, however within a couple of weeks, I would always use something… Lost my marriage and my children through my addiction. I became homeless… my life seems to be changing for the better… I feel a little apprehensive about trying to live on my own. I have fears of relapse. Each day is a challenge.      O.

That is vey important for him to have a father, and I think he deserves a father, that is the #1 reason for me to stay sober.      O.

Allow me to avoid isolation, which is my most important trigger.      P.

Anew Foundation assists alcoholics/addicts in treatment centers, transitional housing, and pursuing GEDs and technical degrees.

I was homeless, living in a tent in the wood. …Found me a treatment center for my alcohol problem.    C.

I would use sober living as a stepping-stone to get to my main goal of having my own place. A place where I can love my son. I just want that normalcy. … I have learned that talking about my problems greatly helps me. J.

…Having the opportunity to live with other people going through the same issues that I am going through and having their support to handle problems that may come up, having someone who has been through these situations allows me to begin to address and understand why chose do these substances. M.

I am not giving up on something I started. I am trying vey hard to get my G.E.D.   L.

I find hope being around other recovering addicts. R.

I believe it would be very beneficial to me to continue in transitional housing because every meeting and every counseling session I feel I am learning a lot about my addictive behaviors and myself.   J.

I have been clean and serene for over 2 years now, which is a great accomplishment in itself for me. Completing the culinary course can be another great accomplishment for me.  W.

A move into transitional housing will help me to gradually become a new member of society. I believe that staying in a secure environment during my transition will be the safest way for me to move forward in my recovery.    E.

Transitional living has allowed me to regain some values in my life that I have lost. I have been living in the streets for the past 5 years. Living here these past 60 days, I have able to maintain sobriety.    Y.

Moving into transitional housing, I will continue to learn the tools necessary to remain clean and sober. I will have ongoing counseling and networking with other women, giving me an outlet for my feelings… This will be a way to integrate back into society.     S.

Transitional housing allow me to re-enter the world slowly, keeps me in a structured drug free environment…   K.

And with the assistance from counselors, treatment centers, transitional housing, and a community of recovering people, the recovering alcoholic/addict can begin to gain strength and a sense of purpose, as they become active members of their community.

I am totally thankful for this chance to work hard in the right direction!    T.

I have the opportunity to gradually transition into society without feeling overwhelmed in my new sobriety…    C.

Unfortunately, I have wasted a lot of time and money on my addiction. I have pushed my family and friends away because of my addiction…I have learned that I am a work in progress and that “sober” I am of great value and worth, my life has done a 180 not only with my family but I have learned how to be happy in recovery… I have renewed my relationship with my parents and for the first time in many years they said they were proud of me, it meant so much.     S.

How building up more clean time will benefit me: It will help me to build a better father – son relationship with my dad. It will also make it easier to get my GED with a clear heard. By getting my GED, it would be the biggest accomplishment for me in the last 6 years.   J.

Why I enjoy being around other people who are trying to stay sober. They are easier to talk to because I can relate to them. Being around other people who share my addiction makes it easier for me stay on guard. It has taught me how to make meaningful friendships too.  L.

The time I spent here I did my best to help the community by being a peer leader and helping newcomers. I want to be strong before I leave and move on with my life.   T.

Anew Foundation works with lower income individuals to improve their quality of life. With the assistance of small grants, they are able to afford much needed medical attention (diagnostic tests, medical equipment and medicine, dental and eye related exams and procedures and mental health issues). We also award grants for GEDs, technical degrees and living expenses.

“I don’t have health insurance. …I live on Social Security. I am now having to have a breast biopsy”….  M.

“I started having dizzy spells four weeks ago. IT is hard for me to come up with $197 because most of my income is spent on doctor visits, medication, and car repairs. My paycheck just doesn’t go far enough.” C.

“I am a single parent of 3. I have hearing loss and its frustrating when I have difficulty understanding what someone is saying to me. I’m going through financial hardship and will appreciate assistance.  M.

“I am requesting the funds to pay for me a full set of dentures. After finishing my treatment for breast cancer, I really want to have some dental treatment.”    H

“I’m a single mother of 2 teenage boys. I’m out on medical leave right now to try and get my diabetes and blood pressure under control.”     T.

”Doctors at Grace Medical have said that M is in need of this medicine to help make a difference in school and family life…. I want M. to do well in school and in life.”    C.

“I am a junior in high school. I’m the oldest of 5 siblings. My mom is a single mom so I help her a lot around the house …it has become an issue because our income its not too high. And the eye check up and glasses are so expensive now.”    S.

“We all come from a family that has really bad vision…. We are not really financially stable. “    H.

“I am almost 55 years old and have only seen a dentist 3 times. Most employers don’t want to hire someone who can’t show a great smile to people coming into their business.”   N.

“Unfortunately I was in a car accident a few years ago. This resulted in the reappearance of seizures I suffered from as a child…My doctor has advised me to have an EEG done to see if I need to stay on my medication or if I can come off of it.”   L.

“Sleep apnea-moderate…My mask has been broken for months and I find myself very tired and sleepy all the time.“   W.

“Due to the nature of my job, I used a lot of power tools and for the tlong time, Dr said that I damage my hearing, can’t afford any treatment because of downsizing…”     W

“I been with Grace Clinic for 3 years. I work at a place (McDonalds) I get little money. I am a single mother, I pay everything myself. I receive no type of help from the government. I hope you guys would be able to help me. I suffer from Apnea (sleeping problems).”    P.