CIT Driven Partnerships with the Faith Based Community to Address Homelessness and Substance Abuse<br />
Adriane’s Story<br />
As a child I was treated unkindly and told I was worthless. <br />I first attempted suicide at age 13.  <br />
As an adult, I married, and for 19 years, lived with emotional abuse and physical and sexual violence.  <br />I took my vo...
I was paralyzed on my left side. I thought I was having a stroke. The hospital could find nothing physically wrong and ref...
I have participated in the trauma group, MESA (Mutual Education Support and Advocacy) classes, the medication management <...
I came out of that dark hole and want to help others.<br />TodayAdriane is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator <br />
Tim's <br />Story<br />
I am a 33-year-old man who started to use drugs when I was 15. <br />Until recently, my life was defined by my habit.<br />
My habit was out of control. I was breaking the law to support a $300 a day heroin addiction. <br />My probation officer r...
For me, recovery was a full-time job. <br />At Magic Hollow, I gained many "tools" to succeed. <br />I still use them toda...
Part of my recovery has been to “pay it forward."<br />Sometimes, it is as simple as sharing my story, and I appreciate th...
I've been in recovery for about 5 years. <br />I got married. <br />I have a steady job. <br />I buried both my parents. <...
All these circumstances, in the past, could and would have caused me to use (heroin). But through God's grace and the less...
I owe my life to Virginia Beach’s day treatment program. <br />
COLLABORATION<br />
COMMUNITY<br />
HOW TO GET STARTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY<br />
Define The Problem!<br />
WHAT ARE YOUR COMMUNITY’S UNMET NEEDS? <br />
Who Do You Know In Your Community who Is a Major Participant in Serving those in Crisis?<br />
Are There Existing Coalitions?<br />
How Can You Identify More Organizations To Participate?<br />
TOOLKIT FOR CLERGY<br />
QUESTIONS?  COMMENTS?<br />
For more information, contact Barbara Trainor, Virginia Beach CIT Administrator757.385.0501btrainor@vbgov.com<br />
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    1. 1. CIT Driven Partnerships with the Faith Based Community to Address Homelessness and Substance Abuse<br />
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    8. 8. Adriane’s Story<br />
    9. 9. As a child I was treated unkindly and told I was worthless. <br />I first attempted suicide at age 13. <br />
    10. 10. As an adult, I married, and for 19 years, lived with emotional abuse and physical and sexual violence. <br />I took my vows seriously and believed “till death do us part”. <br />My family never knew.<br />
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    12. 12. I was paralyzed on my left side. I thought I was having a stroke. The hospital could find nothing physically wrong and referred me to Emergency Services in the MHSA division.<br />I was not diagnosed as having a mental illness until I was 38 years old. <br />
    13. 13. I have participated in the trauma group, MESA (Mutual Education Support and Advocacy) classes, the medication management <br />program and have received <br />psychiatric treatment. <br />It took me seven years to get well. <br />
    14. 14. I came out of that dark hole and want to help others.<br />TodayAdriane is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator <br />
    15. 15. Tim's <br />Story<br />
    16. 16. I am a 33-year-old man who started to use drugs when I was 15. <br />Until recently, my life was defined by my habit.<br />
    17. 17. My habit was out of control. I was breaking the law to support a $300 a day heroin addiction. <br />My probation officer referred me to the City of Virginia Beach’s outpatient day program.<br />
    18. 18. For me, recovery was a full-time job. <br />At Magic Hollow, I gained many "tools" to succeed. <br />I still use them today.<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. Part of my recovery has been to “pay it forward."<br />Sometimes, it is as simple as sharing my story, and I appreciate the opportunity to do so.<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22. I've been in recovery for about 5 years. <br />I got married. <br />I have a steady job. <br />I buried both my parents. <br />I secured my first mortgage. <br />I earned my bachelor's degree. <br />
    23. 23. All these circumstances, in the past, could and would have caused me to use (heroin). But through God's grace and the lessons learned, I am substance-free.<br />
    24. 24. I owe my life to Virginia Beach’s day treatment program. <br />
    25. 25. COLLABORATION<br />
    26. 26. COMMUNITY<br />
    27. 27. HOW TO GET STARTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY<br />
    28. 28. Define The Problem!<br />
    29. 29. WHAT ARE YOUR COMMUNITY’S UNMET NEEDS? <br />
    30. 30. Who Do You Know In Your Community who Is a Major Participant in Serving those in Crisis?<br />
    31. 31. Are There Existing Coalitions?<br />
    32. 32. How Can You Identify More Organizations To Participate?<br />
    33. 33. TOOLKIT FOR CLERGY<br />
    34. 34. QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?<br />
    35. 35. For more information, contact Barbara Trainor, Virginia Beach CIT Administrator757.385.0501btrainor@vbgov.com<br />
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