A young woman, who many of her roommates mistook for a staff member because she “had it together,” became the 13th graduate of the Megan House program on November 1st.
The journey wasn’t always so easy for Sam, who struggled with the death of her mother to overdose while in the midst of her own struggle.
“I felt lost,” she recounted, before revealing how that first day at Megan’s House opened her eyes to a different way of living.
“I was amazed when I first got here. The home was beautiful and the staff amazing,” Sam told the room full of staff and residents. “Before Megan’s House, I didn’t know I could have fun sober. My life has no limits now that I’m sober. Megan’s House has saved my life.”
With two former graduates of the program looking on, having made a special trip for their friend’s special day, a few of the newcomers to the home spoke of Sam’s impact on their own outlook.
“When I look at you, at what you have, that’s what I want in my life,” said one young woman, while others looked forward to their own graduation from the program.
Sam’s husband Sean was also in attendance, as was his dad, who has been a stabilizing presence in her life. Looking around the room, the proud father-in-law lauded Megan’s House and everyone involved with the Foundation for what they’ve accomplished.
“Thank you for Megan’s House,” he said. “This place is amazing.”
Topping off the wonderful success story was news that later that night, Sam and Sean would begin the process of moving into their new apartment, a simultaneous return to a normal life and a new way of life made possible in large part due to the work being done at Megan’s House.