“6 months prior to this, I was broken,” said the young woman named Lauren in recounting her journey. “I was a slave to heroin, weak, hopeless and alone.”
Those feelings changed within weeks of moving in, as Lauren began to find and believe in herself again through the holistic treatment approach offered at Megan’s House. She credited the dedicated staff, and the other residents, for giving her strength and hope.
“I can’t wait to start my new journey,” Lauren told the room. “Thank you Megan’s House for saving my life.”
Normally at these graduation ceremonies, the young women who have recently moved into Megan’s House stay relatively quiet. Not on this occasion however, as one recent resident told Lauren; “you are one of the women that gives me hope.”
Those exchanges weren’t lost on one of the staff members, Clinical Director Kim Spencer, who commended the graduate for going out of her way to make everyone feel at home.
“New girls don’t say much at graduations, but that’s not the case today,” Spencer told Lauren. “And girls that are ready to transition out don’t take the time to get to know the new residents, but you did.”
As the program’s 18th graduate embarks on that new journey, Megan’s House staff and Foundation members take great pride in knowing Lauren found hope and a new beginning through their support and her own courage. The now familiar saying, “together we make a difference” had added yet another shining example.