Not impossible, I'mPossible
by Sydney Friedrichs 6/22/16
Embarking on a journey to sobriety within the criminal justice system presents many obstacles, struggles, and sometimes barriers. With hard work, determination, and the support of our wonderful mentors and staff, we had several clients graduate from Drug Court on Thursday June 16th. What an accomplishment! Not one of our clients said it was easy, but every client said it was worth it. CJ, 54 years old, in and out of prison since his early 20's, entered our program in October of last year. On graduation day the judge handed CJ his certificate, congratulated him, and then offered CJ the floor. CJ thanked his counselors, probation officer, and even the judge, but said he gives most of his credit to his perseverance and to Family Pathfinders for offering him hope and support, something he said he has never had.
When we go on a journey of our own or when we support someone else on their journey, we grow, we learn, and we accomplish our goals.