Carla was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. When she entered KARM’s LaunchPoint program, she was ready to make a change.

As a child Carla was placed in foster care since both of her parents were drug users. Eventually her grandmother got her out and Carla was able to live with family again. Unfortunately while living with her grandmother, Carla’s uncle began to sexually molest her.

As Carla grew older, she began to experiment with drugs in order to help curb the pain and trauma she had experienced. This experimentation developed into a heavy drug addiction. When Carla had her third child, she was taken from her at 15 months old. This was the point Carla knew something had to change.

I was hopeless, helpless, faithless, and lost.

Carla entered KARM’s LaunchPoint program in order to help her overcome addiction and walk forward into her new life. She enjoyed her time in the program because everybody was so good to her. Two days before her LaunchPoint graduation, Carla received the opportunity to join the Berea program.

While in KARM’s Berea program, Carla was able to walk through and address the underlying issues that led her to drug addiction. She describes it as “the best decision I’ve ever made”.

Now Carla has her hope back and is moving forward with her life. She has reconciled with her family and is looking for a job with her GED received through KARM’s Berea program.

If it weren’t for KARM and these programs, I don’t know where I would be right now. There are no words to explain how grateful I am.

Because of you, Carla had a place to help walk her through overcoming addiction and into her new life.

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