Due to his addiction, resident Michael W. stopped contacting his family, including his parents. Yet after being in our program for the last 10 months, Michael has made amends to his family and is rebuilding relationships with all of them.
Michael’s mom said, “Something is different this time. I can tell. Something is different.” According to Michael, this is the first time she has said anything like this, even though he has tried 13 other treatment programs.
Michael told me, “I am so thankful for the safe and encouraging environment that Step Denver has provided. It allowed me to find myself again and rediscover real relationships with my family for the first time.”
Rebuilding relationships with family members is an essential part of the recovery process and what we teach our men at Step. Since accountability is a cornerstone of our program, residents learn to be accountable to themselves, their fellow “Step Brothers” and especially their families. A by-product of accountability is trust which is crucial to re-establishing family bonds and relationships.
“Trust was a thing of the past and I did not expect it to be gained back easily,” Michael remarked. “Thankfully after making amends, my family relationships have been fully restored and then some.”
We want to thank you for being a part of these miracle moments we see everyday at Step. Without your support we would not be able to help men like Michael and 250 others struggling with the consequences of addiction and homelessness.
Thank you for all that you do to support our men and mission!