When there is help, there is hope says Jose
Adele House success story Jose Portia reflected on how the right support at the right time can help people turn their lives from a pathway to destruction to a life of fulfilment, at the recent Salvation Army thank you lunch.
Jose arrived at the PAYCE-foundation funded drug rehabilitation centre Adele House with a bag of clothes after his life had spiralled out of control thanks to a chronic Ice addiction.
Caption: Jose Portia and PAYCE Foundation Director Will Morgan celebrate the power of support programs.
The Salvation Army run a drug rehabilitation program for men at a purpose-built facility funded by the PAYCE Foundation and the NSW Government near Coffs Harbour.
Jose said he would not have been able to turn his life around, from addiction to helping others without the support of the PAYCE Foundation.
Beating addiction is about taking one step after another on the right path.
Jose said: “I could take steps because others took their steps.”
Jose, who now works for the Salvation Army, says it is very difficult for drug addicted men to find a way out without the proper support.
“The PAYCE Foundation programs provide pathways to education, training and employment; because of these programs, I am where I am today.”
PAYCE Foundation Director Will Morgan, who attended the lunch, said Jose was one of hundreds of men now drug free, reconnected with family and society thanks to the Adele House program.
“Drug addiction takes a huge toll on people and their family and comes at great cost to society – the PAYCE Foundation is dedicated, with its partners, to helping as many men as possible overcome substance abuse.”
Radio personality Joe Hildebrand was awarded Hero of Hope for his work with the Salvation Army.