Stories

"In May of 2016, I went to the Healing Place and got sober. I've been sober since then. Recovery is strong, especially down here in the west end. In Louisville, period, there's like four hundred fifty something meetings a week. It's like the recovery capital of the country. It's a big deal, man. It's a lot going on, down here. Heroin is such an epidemic, you know what I mean, so why wouldn't it be? Homelessness drove me to recovery. My family told me that I couldn't come around because they didn't want me around their kids and around their stuff. I got tired of sleeping on the street, sleeping outside. I wanted to do something different and get my life back in order. I'm 28 years old. Being homeless for the past 3 years, I had a life before that. I had a house. I had a 5 bedroom house in Bullitt County. I had a wife, I had the kids, I had everything, man. I was doing it. I gave it all away for the dope. I gave it away, it wasn't taken away. AA and the Healing Place taught me how to see my part in this shit, man. Our Father's House is like an extension. It's teaching me a lot about myself." - Robert, Russell

"In May of 2016, I went to the Healing Place and got sober. I've been sober since then. Recovery is strong, especially down here in the west end. In Louisville, period, there's like four hundred fifty something meetings a week. It's like the recovery capital of the country. It's a big deal, man. It's a lot going on, down here. Heroin is such an epidemic, you know what I mean, so why wouldn't it be? Homelessness drove me to recovery. My family told me that I couldn't come around because they didn't want me around their kids and around their stuff. I got tired of sleeping on the street, sleeping outside. I wanted to do something different and get my life back in order. I'm 28 years old. Being homeless for the past 3 years, I had a life before that. I had a house. I had a 5 bedroom house in Bullitt County. I had a wife, I had the kids, I had everything, man. I was doing it. I gave it all away for the dope. I gave it away, it wasn't taken away. AA and the Healing Place taught me how to see my part in this shit, man. Our Father's House is like an extension. It's teaching me a lot about myself." - Robert, Russell