Bryndon finally has the life he has always dreamed of! Growing up around drugs was not a good example for Bryndon. He started off as a recreational user but before long he was in his full addiction.
In 2010 Bryndon got into treatment. His three children were in foster care and he knew what he had to do. In 2012 Bryndon applied at Francis Court and was accepted which meant that his children could finally come home to live with him. But he knew it wasn't going to be easy with three kids being a first time single parent, there was a lot to learn! “Francis Court offered me the tools I needed to be an effective parent to my children. The rules seemed hard but I needed the structure and the care given by the staff. If you stick it out, it’s worth it in the end”.Bryndon is one of many families that have successfully graduated from Francis Court Transitional Housing. He lived at Francis Court for 2 years. While at Francis Court, Bryndon attended parenting, life skills, budgeting and N.A. He met with his case manager weekly to set up goals by doing this Bryndon received the support that he needed to become the parent he is today. He now has a home of his own and is planning on going back to school to be a mechanic. All three of his children are happy, healthy and living in stable housing.
Rhonda & Sam
Our story with FaithWORKs began when I first heard about Francis Court Transitional housing. I was living at Visions of The Cross, a sober living program for women and children. I left VOTC to live with my husband Sam and my two children and by December of 2008 the sheriffs were at our door.
Our family was so lost. I separated from my husband Sam; our son and daughter moved back with my in-laws, I moved in with my parents, and Sam moved in with his grandmothers. The loneliness that I felt was almost too unbearable to even move on, but pain is an indicator that changes needed to be made so in January 2009 I put an application into Francis Court.
August came and Jarrett, my son and I were accepted into the program. What joy and many tears came that day; yeah a second chance for a new life. I had made up my mind; I wasn't going to allow drugs to control my life anymore! After moving into I stated Shasta College to become a nurse and turn my care-giving personality into a reality. I completed my CNA (certified nursing assistant) program with an A on January 22, 2011 certification.
Sam completed his drug and alcohol program, attended classes to receive certification as a solar installer. In March 2010 Sam and I attended Marriage Mentors, a marriage counseling program and by August Sam moved into Francis Court with Jarrett and me. ..
Our life of two years at Francis Court ended in August of 2011.
Through the support and encouragement of F/C a 40 year old drug addict was changed into the person god intended me to be. Thank you!
As of 2014 I am now a LVN and my husband is working for City of Redding.