St. Monica's

120 Wedgewood Drive

Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402.441.3768

Fax: 402.441.3770

Toll Free: 866.836.2667

Admissions: 402.441.3756

 

Email: info@stmonicas.com

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They believed in me before I believed in myself - Wanda's Story

August 8, 2018

"I was indicted on intent to distribute methamphetamine. My son was six years old. I remember feeling relief when I was arrested because life had become so chaotic. I felt guilty and ashamed for my actions and for all I had put my son through. I also knew I was a disappointment to my family once again.

 

“I knew I needed to make some big changes in my life, I just had no clue how to begin. When I was sent to St. Monica’s, I was happy just because it meant I would get out of jail. But I immediately felt the compassion and love from the staff and my counselor, Jenny. They believed in me before I believed in myself.

 

“After treatment, I completed my federal sentence and have now been sober for more than 10 years. I am working at a women’s treatment center because I want to share the same compassion with other women just like me. My son is in high school. A friend told me about Habitat for Humanity, and I applied. I am now paying a mortgage for our own home.

 

“Before St. Monica’s, I never thought anything great was going to happen in my life because I never believed in myself. I do believe in myself today, and that is one of the greatest gifts I have been given. Life is good, one day at a time."

 

 

 

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