Caught up in drugs at an early age of life she only had ever known drugs and a life on the run. Her parents didn’t teach her anything different, after all they were the reason she was addicted at age 12 to drugs. By the time Alysa had children of her own she desperately wanted that cycle of addiction to stop, but had no idea how to stop. Shortly after her daughter turned 8 she ended up in jail for arson, burglary and other charges she doesn’t remember even committing. Her daughter was immediately taken into foster care upon her arrest and she never thought she would see her again. After two years in jail she heard about our program, Scarlet Hope. She submitted a request to her judge to do work release into our career development program and to Alysa’s surprise the judge agreed. Fourteen months later, over three years sober with an ankle bracelet around her ankle she graduated our program, was released from her current jail sentence and best of all received custody of her daughter back and has been reunited! Because of the empowerment grant Alysa was able to receive a savings match to help her after graduation with housing and transportation as she became the manager of a restaurant and lives out a redeemed life!
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