Though Keith struggled with addiction for much of his life, when he met his wife, he believed his life had turned around for good. “When I met her, I finally understood the meaning of the word love,” he remembers. But her tragic death just weeks...

My definition of love was all wrong,” says Cindy, describing the circumstances that brought her to Hope Ministries years ago. She had married a man much like her father – abusive and controlling. When she realized the relationship was preventing her from being the mother God...

Four years ago, Leland made a decision that he says "changed everything." But it wasn't the choice he originally intended to make. "I'd spent several days on the street. All I could think was, 'Why am I still alive?' I was out at a bridge, thinking...

Heather's drug use began when she was young. "I had a lot of childhood trauma, so it was just a coping mechanism," she says. "I didn't know how else to deal with things. Drugs became my 'go-to.'" As she grew older, Heather's addiction consumed her life...

After Bob was honorably discharged from the military, he returned to the States…only to find himself in what now seemed to be a foreign country. He and his wife, whom he met while overseas, struggled to adjust to their new surroundings and their marriage ended....

Nicole endured the pain of domestic violence for more than four years. When she was seriously injured by the man she thought she loved, she knew she had to leave him. Her life—and her children's future—depended on it. With nowhere else to go, she turned to...

Eight months pregnant and completely alone, Melissa arrived at our doors with little hope for her future, feeling trapped in destructive cycles that had long controlled her life. “Despite being pregnant, I could not stop drinking,” she says. “Alcohol ruled my world.” Taking her first drink...

“It was a blessing in disguise!” That’s how Chris describes the time he spent in jail as he awaited sentencing for forging a check. When he was granted the opportunity to join Hope Ministries’ long-term life recovery program instead of going to prison, he was blessed...

Tabatha’s parents battled addiction and got divorced when she was 9, leaving her and her siblings in their father’s care. Despite his struggle with substance abuse, he did everything he could to provide for them. “My dad was a very loving man,” Tabatha recalls. Over the...

"I just walked away from God." Michael blamed God for the misfortunes in his life. The abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather. The trouble that sent him to a "boys' prison" until the age of 16. His broken marriages and the estrangement of his...