I feel I have been set free - Melinda's Story

August 8, 2018

“I came to St. Monica’s the summer of 2011. The first day there I didn't do much more than sleep. I remember feeling safe for the first time in a long time. I was greeted with friendly smiles and encouraging words.


“I decided to make the time I would spend here worthwhile. As the drugs slowly left my mind and body, I could think more and more clearly. The negative thoughts and cravings were being replaced with small glimmers of hope that I might actually have a chance at a ‘normal’ life.


“I thank God every day that I wake up and have a chance to live life to its fullest capacity. I can honestly say I have never been this happy – ever! I have learned the true meaning of humility and faith, and I feel that I have been set free.


Now I can be a positive role model in my children's lives as well. Words cannot describe what that means to me. I have a granddaughter now, and I want to be there for her as she grows up, too.

“To take an active part in society and be a good person are important to me. St. Monica's gave me the opportunity and the tools to jump start a new life. Now all I have to do is make sure that I keep these tools close to me and use them. 

“The most important lesson that I learned at St. Monica's is that I never have to feel alone again.”



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St. Monica's

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Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402.441.3768

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