Category Archives: Client Stories

Program helps pregnant and postpartum women at higher risk for opioid deaths

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Victory Programs’ Shepherd House client, Ashlee, shares her story about relapsing, learning she was pregnant and finding support for her recovery with WGBH reporter Gabrielle Emanuel.

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Building a Foundation

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“My last stint in jail was [for] 17 years,” says Brian. “When I got out, I had no desire to use again.” However, with nowhere to go, Brian found himself sleeping rough on the streets for sixteen months. “I didn’t … Continue reading

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“If it’s not Worth Fighting for, it’s not Worth Anything”

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“I didn’t think I’d make it one day outside my mother’s house,” says Kristina. “That was my home for 26 years.” But when her son was four the Department of Children and Families (DCF) removed him from her mother’s home … Continue reading

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Staying Connected to Victory in Recovery

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Matthew graduated from New Victories on October 7, 2016, but he still likes to visit when he can. “Even when my schedule is crazy busy,” he shares. “I try to give them a sign of hope. Show them that it’s … Continue reading

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A long, long road to recovery

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Jose grew up in South Jersey. His father was the crew leader at a local farm, and migrant workers from Puerto Rico, Mexico and elsewhere would stay with his family during the growing season. Jose started helping with the work … Continue reading

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