I am Daryl and I have an alcohol and drug program. I can’t believe I just admitted that aloud but I am thankful to God that I am alive to say those words. Another sentence that I am thankful to say is; I am a success story.

I arrived at Billy Brumfield with just the clothes on my back and a bad alcohol and drug addiction. While at the shelter I was accepted by the staff as well as the programmers. I have nothing but positive things to say about my stay here at the shelter. The Billy Brumfield Shelter has really been a light at the end of the tunnel for me. I suffer from depression and anxiety disorder. I’ve had stability in my life since being here. I used to sleep in cars and was very underweight. Now, I have a bed nightly and have gained weight because I am able to have a meal three times a day. The food we receive is very nutritious and I am so thankful to be at this shelter, so I can get my life back together.

I am so grateful to the people at Brumfield who have encouraged my sobriety and have helped me along this phase in my life. I am proud to report that I am sober six weeks, all because of the program here at Brumfield. The structure, discipline, and guidance I have received here has given me a new outlook on the importance of life. This program has enabled me to have a better relationship with my family and some of my friends. I have also witnessed blessing after blessing in, not only my life, but the lives of other who stay here. I would like to say that I am now on my way to being a whole person again; Drug Free!

I don’t have a job because I am disabled. But if I could, I would be out every day looking for one because I have also learned some new life skills and money management. Plus, I know that I have proven myself to Mr. Wilbur (Logan) so he would also give me a good reference. Well, I must close now, but before I do, I ask that God continue to bless all of those whom have close ties to this shelter. Amen

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