John from Stuart
John found himself in the court system and jail because of some minor drug charges. He has since committed himself to work harder to stay out of jail and keep himself on the right path. Through Labor Finders he was sent to a county golf course and was hired. John was walking 3 miles back and forth to work each day. He did not have any transportation or even the safest shoes to be doing this job. But this job was paying the rent at his barren apartment and he kept
walking to his new job every day. LifeBuilders stepped in and furnished John
with a bicycle (including a head lamp and lock), a pair of safety shoes and an air mattress for his apartment. Sometimes that little hand up can revive a person’s ambition to continue to move forward!
Joanna from Ft. Pierce (2013)
Joanna, just $600 away from her completion of schooling to receive her LPN, is out of financial options. Joanna and her brother witnessed their father shoot
and kill their mother at a young age. Their father was sent to prison for 10
years. Joanna’s school teacher, Mrs. Fletcher, has kept in contact and helped
in any way she could over the years. Mrs. Fletcher told LifeBuilders that Joanna has persevered through great hardship and graduated high school, stayed away from drugs and pregnancy and has been going to school to become a nurse for the past year. She said Joanna had received financial aid up until now but has reached the maximum she can receive in school loans. Mrs. Fletcher told us that Joanna works long weekend shifts at a health rehab center and that if she can’t get the money to pay that final tuition that she would get cut from the nursing program. Joanna just needed that $600 to finish up nursing school and Mrs. Fletcher, with kids of her own in college at this point, was just no longer in a position that she could financially help her. Mrs. Fletcher reached out to us for help. LifeBuilders paid the $600 tuition and Joanna is expected to graduate this December (2013) and become an LPN. Thanks Mrs. Fletcher for contacting us!
Client Quotes about Us!
"Thanks to you guys I now live in a drug free environment."
“Drug Court has saved my life and taught me how to be responsible, and I will always be grateful. I went from being completely hopeless, shameful, spiteful, and selfish, to becoming a young woman who is grateful, respectful, loving, and caring.”
"I firmly believe in my heart that the help I got from the program was instrumental to me and my recovery.. " - ST
“The Judge's belief in the program enabled me to eventually succeed.” - BC
“If followed with a will to accept the curriculum, success is inevitable.” - DM
“While in the Drug Court program, I completed my high school diploma and acquired my first job!” - CAS
“I am another person because of this program.” - MC
“The Judge has always treated me with respect, even when I did not respect myself.” - JJ
“I now have respect for a lot of things I would always take for granted.” - KT
“I feel that, without going through all my ups and downs in the program, I would not be who I am today. I believe I am a changed person who can now hold a job, be financially responsible, be closer with my family, and now have the chance to continue my education.” - NP
S.P. from Fort Pierce (2011)
“I just want to say ‘thank you’ for the opportunity to have another chance at living a life that I may achieve my full potential and provide a life that my family so very much deserves. Drug court has taught me to live life on life’s terms and deal with everyday events without the ‘help’ of alcohol or drugs. I am able to laugh and interact socially without being high, and I have never been more comfortable with myself. I have restored drive, ambition, and have recognized the importance of slowing down to ‘smell the flowers’. Life is definitely good right now and I have drug court to thank for it.” - SP
M.N. from Vero (2012)
A recovering drug addict is now on her way to changing her life and that of her daughter's. LifeBuilders gave her the financial assistance to pay for tuition, materials and books not covered by the cosmetology program and Indian River State College.
J.P. from Ft. Pierce (2012)
A client completing a rehabilitative program while in jail thanked LifeBuilders by saying that, if LifeBuilders had not believed in him, and helped him get his own apartment, and put him in touch with a non-profit organization that assists small business owners, he would probably be homeless. He started his own boat detailing business which has been successful and is hoping to "Pay it Forward" by hiring a LifeBuilders client as his business expands!
C.R. from Okeechobee (2012)
C.R. says, "I can't thank you enough for the support you have given me by helping with my counseling."