By JoAnn Dyes
Tammy M, is a 40-year-old women, who became addicted to drugs and alcohol at a young age. Her only job was getting money and buying stuff to feed her habit. Along the way she married and had children. It was a comfortable living arrangement. When the bottom fell out. Her children were removed from the house and then the house was gone.
Life on the streets went on for nearly a year. Then Tammy called Amos House and came in the next week. Entered the resident program for 90 days.
She has been sober 10 months now. Her reason for drinking has now come to light that she has a mental illness, that now is under control.
Trying to rebuild her life, and her job skill, that was non-existent before. Her job before was a way of feeding her addition, but now it’s a way of getting the drugs she needs. So, now clean and sober where and what to do now?
The new Amos House program job skills transitional program, has taught her skills, promptness and responsibility. Slowly, her confidence built. A job placement led to a job.
Step by step Amos House has been a guiding partner to get her life back on track and healthy. Amos House’s transitional housing is where Tammy is now. With the keys to her new home and a stable and sober life is the path she is now traveling.