A Resident's Story
Jack, age 29, came to The Samaritan Inn in September. His wife had left him and their two young daughters (ages 1 and 2). Jack was unemployed and decided the only way to take control of his life and to take care of his children was to enter an intensive program. It was difficult, but Jack left his girls with his brother and sister-in-law in Sulphur Springs and vowed to return for them as an independent man.
Jack completed our Career Development Program and found work in the security field. His goal was to save every penny he could and to find an attorney who could help him get legal custody of the girls. His savings are growing daily, but the legal problems have been more difficult since the children's mother has not yet been found. "Jack is a very hard working and positive man," says his caseworker, "and he's continuously appreciative of our program." Jack says, "I'm a happy man. I'm so glad The Samaritan Inn exists - it's truly a place to turn your negatives into positives."
Jack is hopeful to get his girls before Christmas, and though he still has some obstacles to overcome, he is prepared to tackle the challenge.