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Sherrie Morgan
November 23, 2015

Sherrie is a WORTHY Recovery MRT Graduate from the La Porte County Jail. She gave me permission to use her name. She was released in May, has fought cancer, appendicitis, a stomach infection, and ruptured bowel just in the last 6 months. Most of our ladies would have given up. Sherrie kept calling me and asking me to pray with her and to send her bible verses. Thanks to Al and Kristen Lestinsky-Satkoski, two amazing and incredibly generous friends, Sherrie Morgan is finally experiencing the peace of mind she deserves and HER BODY IS HEALING! Sherrie will have her own quiet apartment very close to the Worthy Women Recovery Home, and be able to go to church and celebrate recovery with me. Sherrie is one more young, new CHRISTian on her way to a NEW LIFE!
Thank you JESUS!! - Sonshine Troche

"I look back on my life trying to figure out what went wrong, how it went wrong, and why it went wrong. I search myself deep down and realize one important thing. I am who I am now, and can only change the things I have the power to change. It is God who wants to change us into the person we should be; only we have to allow him to have his way with our lives. It took me 54 years to really understand that I have to give my WHOLE life to him and live the way he would have me to live, not the way I want, for that just made things worse. I guess what I'm trying to say is 'Don't look back at your down falls (they are forgiven). Look to God and give him ALL of your troubles and then and only then will you see the difference."
- Sherrie Morgan

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Laci Lindsey
March 30, 2013

Over the years I have watched so many people turn to drugs for a solution to their problems including myself. I became weak as so many others, and turned to drugs for a solution to the problems of life. It can happen to anyone. Drugs are not prejudice and do not choose who it wants; no one is safe, not you, not me, not our children, not our loved ones. Most people who don’t understand believe drug users choose to live like this, but the reality is that no one chooses to become addicts, it is an illness and a problem, a problem that is destroying our community.

At the age of 6 my father died of cancer, my mother did the best that she could to raise us kids on her own. That is until she became sick with cancer and even though she promised me everything would be okay and that she would be fine, she died; I was only 14.

I became very rebellious and began dating my son’s father at the age of 16 and I allowed him to beat me on a regular basis unknown to my family, until I was 18 years old. My oldest sister Stephanie became a mother to my brother and I. Even though she had 3 young girls of her own, she took on the responsibility of me and Bobby. She was great and I considered her my mother. My sister was a remarkable women who taught me so much, that is until she became sick in 2005. Cancer once again attacked my family and in 2006 I had to bury her, which was the hardest thing in my life that I have ever had to do. She was only 46 years old and had so much life to live.

I also gave birth in 2006 to my miracle son Leo. Because of his birth I discovered that I also had a tumor on my lungs. This was very scary for me. I now struggle with COPD. I became so afraid and stressed that I began using drugs. Under the influence, I didn’t have to deal with my hurts, my fear, or my worries, or the worry of what would happen to my children.

Then in 2006 I lost my home and that took me to my end; I began selling and using more and more every day. Being high, I finally felt good and my pain and worries disappeared. However, in 2008 I was arrested for dealing.

I can honestly say it was the best thing to happen to me, for the sake of my family and me. I bonded out eventually and I claimed my life back. I have never looked back since that time. Every person I became involved with had an effect on my life, whether they realized it not. Judge Alevizos gave me a second chance at life, the faith that I got from my attorney Steve Snyder, and of course my mentor Sonshine. Their faith in me, helped me focus and understand that users are not bad people, we just made bad choices. Now I am attending Ivy Tech community College to become a counselor for children and women with substance abuse issues.

Please, let’s come together and give the women of La Porte County a place to turn, a place for help with their problems, so that their only choice is not drugs and addiction. I almost lost my son to the streets and the system because he began to follow what my life had become. Arrested many, many times, he now has his life on track and my middle boy is a senior in high school. And my miracle child, my little Leo is just perfect and full of love. I won’t say it’s been easy because I never thought this life now, would have been mine. I have overcome so much. And finally, I am proud to say that I have clean for 4 years, 10 months and 5 days, I am honored to be a part of Sonshine’s dream and a part of La Porte Counties’ future. Please support Sonshine and her dedication in caring and helping the women that have forgotten how to care about themselves. Everyone deserves a second chance and so does this community.

Thank You,
Laci Lindsey