We found that the cost for a residential treatment program was out of reach, and our insurance only covered 30 days. Thirty days, we knew, was not long enough to break addiction. So we searched alternative ways to help our daughter if and when she decided she wanted help.
The crucial step toward her success was that she would need to be removed from her current enablers and triggers for her to be successful in her recovery.
Through research, missteps, redirections, prayers, and perseverance we came across several non-profit, 12 month, faith-based out-of-state programs that would accept her at no cost.
12 months really gives addicts a chance to conquer addiction, grow in wisdom, be healed of their past hurts, change their thinking, friends, life style and find their true identity!
It has been through overcoming our own struggles as the parents of an addicted child that God placed the desire in both Jeff’s heart and mine to start an outreach that would make us a liaison between the addict and these programs.
Knowing that most addicts can not think clearly to help themselves get out of the dark place they are in, our goals were simply to be the vehicle that helps transport them back into light and hope. Some of those steps include:
- Locating an available program with an opening
- Assisting them through the application and interview process
- Purchasing items they may need (such as toiletries, clothing etc., )
- Driving them, or providing an airline ticket or whatever transportation is needed
- Escorting them to the program
We continue to show that we care by:
- Keeping in touch with them while they are in the program
- Sending care packages
- Praying for them and encouraging them.
Since 2011, we have been blessed to have helped hundreds of people.
Our small thrift store raises money in order to provide these services and operate with volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has participated in changing lives through M Seed Outreach!
~ Glenda Thompson