Looking Back: Our Recent Grads Are Overcomers!

Denver Street's Hope

Our Program Director, Allison Myers, asked our two recent Residential Program graduates a few questions about what they overcame while at Street’s Hope, how they are most proud of themselves, and how they define their success. Read on to hear from these two incredible women.




Street’s Hope Graduate “Taylor”

  1. What was the biggest challenge you overcame while in the program?
    The biggest challenge I overcame while in the SH residential program was learning how to communicate my own needs, set boundaries with my family and people who were engaging me in toxic relationships, learning that I have a voice and how I now define and achieve success.

    I know now that it is my determination and self-will that I discovered in the program that will allow me to navigate communicating my own needs and being my own advocate and eventually and continuously being able to be successful in my own way.

  2. In what ways are you most proud of yourself?
    I am most proud of completing this program and the success I have had in cosmetology school. I have been able to start a new path towards success that is my own. I feel most empowered about this.

  3. How do you define your success at Street’s Hope?
    I define my success at SH because I chose a different path for myself. I finally chose me. That was the first choice I needed to make to even get in the program. Secondly, I am now part of a healthy church community and I am building new and healthy relationships that are not built on someone else’s needs or addiction. Lastly, I was able to-with the community and staff’s support-get a job in my chosen career field and now work, go to school and live a healthy life while giving back to my community. My success is me.

Street’s Hope Graduate “Ashley”

  1. What was the biggest challenge you overcame while in the program?
    The biggest challenge I overcame while in recovery in the SH residential program is getting through the loss of my children. Now I am able to remember the good times and to know that I did the best I could and my children are taken care of.

  2. In what ways are you most proud of yourself?
    I am most proud of myself for overcoming my addiction including some pretty harsh drugs. This was the hardest thing I had to face when coming into a program and SH helped me through it. Now I don’t want to use, or need to use. I can rely on myself.

  3. How do you define your success at Street’s Hope?
    I define my success as unbelievable. I have come so far. When I got here life was so different for me. It was focused on things that didn’t really matter to me. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to make this change in my life and I will continue to push forward.

*Resident’s name has been changed to protect her confidentiality

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