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Kathy was a client who made the job of case management easy. Kathy came to the 37th Street Program following in-patient drug treatment and was actively working to maintain sobriety. Kathy was involved with the Douglas County Drug Court program and was fully compliant with drug court expectations while in the 37th Street Program.
Kathy immediately found employment upon entering the 37th Street Program and worked to save money so she could secure stable housing upon discharge. Kathy attended all meetings and groups while in the program and was an active participant in all the program had to offer. Kathy followed recommendations of case management without prompting. Kathy regularly visited her teenage daughter who was residing with her parents while she worked to better her life. Kathy's relationship with her daughter improved by leaps and bounds. She stated that thanks to her treatment and the Salvation Army, she is able to be a mother again.
Kathy took her sobriety very seriously. She attended daily meetings, had daily contact with her sponsor, and complied with all aspects of her relapse prevention plan. Kathy began chairing 12-step meetings and found comfort in those around her also working on sobriety. She empowered other residents to attend meetings with her and even became a sponsor to another resident when she exited the 37th Street Program. She recently celebrated her 1-year sobriety and continues to succeed through aftercare. Kathy is very open to discussing the pains she went through with her former drug use, and the amazing successes she has achieved following her choice to remain sober. Kathy received the 37th Street Program's Star Thrower award when she graduated Readiness Classes, due to her compassion for helping others and her being such a positive role model for other clients.
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Transitional Housing Residential Unit