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Success Stories

The Sweet Smell of Success

Jon Henri tells his story of living at Chris’ Place, one of New Directions’ five residential homes and the nation’s first transitional home for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pilar Rodriguez Reyes

"Help is available, open your hands and be ready!"

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Damien Bishop

I have New Directions to thank for putting my life back on track.

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Garry and Rebecca

“We would not be here if it weren't for the team at New Directions for Veterans!"

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Gary Meraz

I have a great deal of gratitude toward New Directions - not only for helping me to become sober, but also for offering me a job and a permanent support system.

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Ralph Jackson

My greatest success in life was coming to New Directions.

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Edward Chesney

Grateful for being able to live a sober life, Rickie has said that he “wanted to give back to others, what was so freely given to me.”

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Evans Gilmore

My main priority is to stay sober, love my family and help others who are struggling with alcohol or drugs.

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Renee Banton

Once I understood the fact that I had a disease, it all made sense.

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Sergio Arias

One thing we weren't prepared for was the psychological effect of war.

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Steve Keesal

If I can give back to one other person all that has been given to me – then I will consider my life a success.

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