Success Stories in San Antonio
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My Recovery Coach Roger has helped me out more than words can describe. He is someone I can talk to when I need help or just to let him know what’s going on in my life. All my family lives in a different state. I’m not close to my family, so by having Roger, he has helped me through the good and bad times.
– Robert G.
Recovering from addiction is a lifelong commitment. I thought I would never be able to kick the habit of my 10 year substance abuse problem. I found a way to kick that old habit of mine, and that was through the help of my Recovery Coach Roger Torres.
Mr. Torres has taught me how to live life without using substances or continuing to engage in self-defeating behaviors. He has provided me with the tools and resources that support relapse prevention and day to day strategies for navigating life’s inevitable challenges.
Today I live in the moment. I have complete control of my new-found life. I have a life that I can now look forward to living and I owe much gratitude and thanks to my Recovery Coach Roger Torres. Through his guidance and counseling I learned that my recovery depended on me to take action, to have self awareness, to keep the focus on me and to live one day at a time.
– Joe C.
I am forever grateful that God has placed you in my path as a mentor, spiritual advisor, and friend. I appreciate all of the effort you put in on a daily basis. I know that I would not be where I am today without God working through you. Thank you for listening, thank you for caring, thank you for being patient. This teaches me to extend that back out into the world. I love you. One day at a time, even on days of uncertainty, God has a path for us to learn, grow, and be free.
– Shannon M.
Just a quick note to thank you for your passion and contribution to our community. WORC is making a difference in so many lives and I am so grateful.
My father was an alcoholic who went through Hazelton and passed at 52, my daughter is a recovering alcoholic, and my son-in-law is currently in a treatment program (thanks to WORC). When he talked to a coach through this program he was so excited! He kept saying, “Wow! This guy is awesome. I hope I get in to treatment.”
I believe WORC is crucial to recovery and key to educating our community. For men and women to have the advantage of access to recovery coaches is amazing. Again, thank you for your compassion and wisdom.
Offender Reentry Program
I started using drugs and drinking at the age of 8. Over the years, it gradually got worse. I started using more and more, and as a result I was arrested on a drug charge.
While in the Applewhite facility, I heard the guys talk about the Adelante program but I didn’t really consider it until my probation officer mentioned it to me. He made arrangements for people from the program to come and see me, even though I was still locked up. They explained this voluntary program and the services they could provide, and I knew I would need help when I was released so I accepted it.
One of the first things they said they would do was to meet me at the probation office, and to my surprise they showed up. From that point on, I believed in them because they showed me they were people of their word. They helped me get into a recovery house (Oxford House), and just as they said they would do, they paid for my first month’s rent. They provided me with bus passes which helped me find a job, report to my P.O., and do my U/A — and the best thing is they paid for it.
I am presently looking for my own apartment and have been drug and alcohol clean since the day of my release. I am very grateful for my Adelante case manager for all his annoying, persistent help. Now I have a bed to sleep on, a roof over my head, and food to eat. I give most of the credit to the help I received from my Adelante case manager.
– Jose R.
Upon my release from MIOF I was immediately contacted by Mr. Vargas in person at my probation facility. He wanted to ensure my well-being and transition back into society. This was very comforting for me. I knew right away that I had someone that I could rely on.
My first need to be addressed was transportation. Mr. Vargas provided me with a bus pass to get home, to and from probation, doctors appointments, group meetings, and so on. I was given contact information, locations, and times for my AA meetings. He gave me excellent advice concerning any and all conditions of probation, and most importantly sustained sobriety.
For example, I am ordered to have an in-home breathalyzer. I had absolutely no way of paying for it. Mr. Vargas had my set-up and first month charge paid for. I was amazed. “How could I be so lucky to get this amount of help?” This was only the beginning of Mr. Vargas’s help to me.
Sadly, one day my father had a stroke. During this time of distress Mr. Vargas actually came to my house to meet me and check on our well-being! Not only did he care about me, but also my family — a true sign of a compassionate person. In future meetings he always asked about mm father and his progression, which thankfully is going very well.
Upon my successful completion of the Adelante program, I was once again given a bus pass to ensure my ability to meet my probation meetings and conditions.
Project Adelante was the single most important resource I was provided with. I know many people who have been sent back to court for violations of their probation, but the ones I still see at the probation office or who have successfully completed it all have the same thing in common — their involvement with the Adelante program. I pray others take advantage of this assistance and that my story may help someone.
Most importantly I would like to say “Thank you” to Mr. Vargas. May God bless you now and forever.
– Dennis W.
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Mar 2017Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs Workgroup
03/24/2017 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 2017Alcohol Awareness Course (MIP) - (Must attend both classes)
04/03/2017 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alcohol Awareness Course (MIP) - (Must attend both classes)
04/05/2017 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Friday Workshops
04/07/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Friday Workshops
04/07/2017 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
General Coalition Meeting
04/12/2017 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SACADA closed in observance of Good Friday
04/14/2017 - All Day
Valero Texas Open - Birdies for Charity
04/20/2017 - 04/23/2017 - All Day
Synthetic Drug Workgroup Meeting
04/21/2017 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DWI Education Course (1st Time Offense) - Friday
04/21/2017 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm