"They got me into a recovery house after treatment. I became a house manager and worked at a big box store while visiting my daughter in foster care. "
"They referred me to an attorney that helped me advocate for myself with the foster care system. They came to court with me and helped me regain custody of my daughter."
"The Foundation helped me navigate housing options when I received the go ahead from Child Services. Along with other good people and non-profits I was able to outfit my new apartment and provide a home to raise my daughter in. "
"The Foundation is there for me...even now years later! They have helped with doctor's appointments, transportation issues and other items! I feel like I am part of their family! "
I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity that the Peggie & Paul Shevlin Family Foundation has made available to me. After just short of a year of living in recovery I slipped back into my old self destructive behaviors and within one month I lost everything I have in this world, material possessions and worst of all, the relationships with my family and friends. No matter how much I promised my family and friends I would stop, I just couldn't, and they had to take the tough love route which is the best thing they could've done for me. At this point I was blessed with the gift of desperation, and once I reached out to my sober supports they dropped everything to help me. The foundation funded the first month at a recovery house for me, I have been here for 3 weeks now and I have been clean and sober since June 19th 2017. Just when I felt completely alone, helpless, hopeless and having no desire to live anymore, this generosity restored my faith in the power of helping others.
I just wanted to thank the Shevlin Foundation for everything they stand for. They gave me a month scholarship coming out of rehab for a recovery house. Words cant even describe how grateful I am! I'm still going strong and staying clean today! With the help from them I was able to have time to find a job without the extra stress of back rent. This seriously makes a huge difference in early recovery. I wish everyone could receive this gift coming out of rehab. I'm still in shock that an addict like me is living a clean life and its amazing! I just wanted to say thank you again! The only way I can ever repay this to share the message of hope! There is a way out and hope is within reach! Thanks again to the Foundation for helping me getting me get on my feet and getting another chance at life!