Hi there, my name is Amber, I’m 30 years old:) I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest my whole life. I’m currently in an eighteen month life recovery program in hopes of rebuilding my life. I struggled with alcoholism for the past decade and knew I needed to put in the work to overcome this battle. It was consuming my life and I lost everyone and everything that mattered to me.
Raising my siblings because my parents were enthralled in their addiction to meth I missed out on just being a kid really. When I had a house warming party at 21 and discovered alcohols ability to ease my pain (or so I thought) I fell hard. I put myself and others at risk with my recklessness. I always kept a job because deep down I had ambition. I was holding on by a thread at work. Soon everything began to unravel. The depression set in and I thought that I’d never be able to come out of this deep hole that I dug for myself. I believe there is a higher power out there that has faith in me to do good things here with my life. I want to graduate this program and apply to work here as a resident advisor because I’m already seeing how it changes lives. I want to be a part of that. I decided in January to put my notice in at work and join the year and a half long program. I’m 4 months in and feel truly blessed to be waking up safe and sober. We are asked to be fully engaged in the program so that we can take advantage of all of the classes… so that means no part time work. I know I will need a vehicle to get me to the new job I will be applying for in January. I’m trying to acquire an affordable pickup as our winter’s can be quite treacherous here. I’m reaching out because my whole life I thought I could do it on my own and I was wrong. I am strong yes and very hard-working but I know The support from people who are rooting for me to succeed is incredible and can really change things for the better. A leg up is what I’m asking for. I have faith that there will be no stopping me once I hit the ground running. I’m smiling now because I know that as long as I have my sobriety I WILL succeed. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration.