Find Hope

Arrested for assaulting my wife.

Chris and Davi

I remember going to bed, and praying, “God, you've got to give me this promise. You've got to show me something.”, because I wanted to divorce him. I wanted out. I was afraid.

Homeless. Sleeping in a car with my newborn.

Shauna

I slept in the car one night with my newborn baby. That was one of those “God, why me” moments.

Dad died. Then Mom. I was 13.

Tara

I just lost all hope. I was just being dealt the wrong hand. I really went into a depression.

I embraced her after she killed my son.

Tiki

I started my speech to parole board by stating, ‘I’m guilty of murder too, and the father of the person I killed forgave me and welcomed me into his family. So, who am I to not extend that same forgiveness to her? That person...

Confused by this fire inside my belly.

Corbin

I don’t know what it was. There was this flame inside my stomach just boiling over.

From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Anger and porn addictions.

Paul B.

I knew better. I was raised better, but once I started and the more I did it the deeper into it I got.

Assaulted four with a knife, but a prison friend modeled a better way.

Matt

Really, I wanted to die. I was doing all the things that were killing me anyway. I had so much pain, hurt, and hatred I didn’t know how to process any of it.

Ashamed of my speech impediment.

Jason Gray

"I remember a specific moment where after a concert, a person came up to me and they thanked me for having a speech handicap."

Introduced to illegal drugs during rehab for pain meds.

Stephanie

I injected it intravenously. But by the time I was using meth amphetamine, I was willing to do whatever I had to do, um, for, for the dope