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Erik received help with his addiction and learned important skills in his recovery process that has led to a stable job and a reunified family. Read his story today.

“I don’t know where I’d be right now if it wasn’t for The Firehouse. It gave me a place to stay when none else existed,” Erik exclaimed. Erik arrived in September 2011 scared, unstable and unsure what the future held. But he was willing to change and to learn the truth about his inner self that had held him hostage to his addiction.

The Firehouse staff held Erik accountable for increasing his awareness regarding his addiction, securing employment and income, and seeking a spiritual change that would lead to an inner transformation. Erik moved from the Shelter to transitional housing and eventually permanent supportive housing at a steady pace over the next year. By the spring of 2012, he was ready to rejoin his family in Killeen, TX. Erik began working with Reynolds Consumer Products and was quickly promoted to Rapid Response Leader.

“I could never re-pay the Shelter enough. I am attending church and a men’s group, volunteering, going to recovery meetings twice a week and raising my family. I paid for my wife’s education (she will become a medical assistant in January) and have plans to buy a home in the future! What I treasure the most though, is that my relationship with my wife and kids has been transformed.”

To learn more about The Firehouse Shelter, visit their information page on our resource directory.

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