Success Stories

We Are Family

Family is often the central theme of a Megan’s House graduation ceremony, whether it involves family old, new or future. Sometimes, the story encompasses all three. “I didn’t want to leave my mother and family for six months,” said a young woman names Tessa of the days leading up to…

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“I Thought Drugs Fixed Me”

For Saundra, drugs were once seen as the cure, not the illness. “I had strayed away from family,” the recent Megan’s House graduate recounted on her graduation day. “Ended up with the wrong crowd, was bullied, convinced I was an outcast. I thought drugs fixed me.” Instead, drugs broke her.…

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“Thank God I Asked for Help”

For Emily, the day that changed her life began with the worst possible news; her mother was on life support. “I got the call from the hospital,” the recent Megan’s House graduate told a hushed room gathered for her graduation ceremony. “I told her how much I loved her and…

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“I’ve Regained Happiness & Sobriety”

One of the most interesting aspects of a graduation ceremony at Megan’s House, despite the different individual roads taken by residents to get there, is the common theme of struggle and reaching rock bottom, followed by the inspirational recovery that sets them on a path to a better life. The…

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“My Mom and Dad Have Their Little Baby Back”

A question that had long haunted the mother of a recent graduate may have finally been answered as young woman after young woman spoke of her daughter’s impact on their life at Megan’s House. “Alexa, you carry yourself with such confidence,” marveled one resident. “You’re a positive role model. You’re…

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“I Am Worth It”

A little tough love at the end of a judge’s gavel served as the much needed wake-up call for a recent graduate of Megan’s House. After numerous “second” chances failed to stop the downward spiral, Abigail called a judge’s sentence to Framingham State Prison “the best thing she could have…

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Becka’s Journey – In Her Own Words

The most joyous days at Megan’s House are those featuring the graduation of a resident. The ceremonies consist largely of the graduate, fellow residents, staff and Foundation members sharing their thoughts on the journey, but they all begin with the graduate reading her story to the group. Recently, a young…

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“Drugs Controlled My Life”

One of the things that makes Megan’s House so successful is the focus on healthy family relationships. Having each resident and their family work with Kathy, the program’s Family Counselor, helps create a solid foundation for continued recovery at home, or in many cases, helps resolve issues that led to…

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