Home for a New Start

Trisha arrived at Beth Shalom in July recently released from Lancaster County Prison. Counselors there suggested Beth Shalom believing the program could help support Trisha’s new start in life. Trisha said she was immediately interested. “At the time I was trying to change my life, which I still am, and I was trying to change it in a different direction. Beth Shalom is giving me this chance.” Drug abuse led to family estrangement and prison time for Trisha, yet this is not how her life has always been. She was with her husband for 15 years and owned her own home up until 3 years ago. Then she slipped into a period of hard core drug use. Drug abuse caused Trisha to be in and out of jail for 1

Back to Basics

When the economy took a downturn in 2008, Darin was laid off from a good-paying job in art direction and marketing with a national insurance company for whom he had worked for 10 years. The company had relocated him twice, the last time in 2004 to Lancaster County. Darin’s wife Stephanie worked in retail for a small shop that did not provide health insurance. Stephanie experiences a chronic inflammatory disorder and must take various prescriptions to keep her symptoms under control. When Darin lost his job, the couple also lost their health insurance. They could not afford the COBRA payments to extend their insurance. The monthly mortgage payments on a new home coupled with having to pay all

Someone In Your Corner

The path that led her to Beth Shalom was long and rocky. From drug use leading to theft, to parole violations and jail time, to Vantage House for substance abuse treatment, and finally to Beth Shalom, Heather has come a long way and is now reunited with one of her daughters. Having spent more time in prison than out since 2006, and admitting to being through rehab over 20 times, Heather says, “It’s embarrassing to say, but its been a long road.” She does not let embarrassment or shame dictate her recovery, however. Instead she is focused on finding employment, making her court appearances and parole appointments, “the biggest thing now is to maintain my sobriety and reunite with my kids an

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