Sarah – Transformation

All around us signs of new life are emerging as the winter gives way to spring. Sarah too has been emerging from a cold and difficult past, and with Hands’ support continues to thrive.

She has had a rough journey but has turned her life around from being addicted to meth and heroin to being a single working mom. When she found out she was pregnant with her youngest son Joshua – she was determined to change, knowing there were programs out there that supported single working moms – She received help from the Greely Wings Program and Joshua Station for rehabilitation and stability. While living in Joshua Station’s transitional housing, Sarah was referred to Hands.

The Automotive Services team was able to place her in a 2007 Honda Civic. She is determined to live clean and sober for her son and provide a good life for him. Hands’ services supported Sarah as she got training as a medical assistant and obtained employment with Innovage, working with the elderly in our community. The car enables her to take care of vital things such as getting to work, knowing she can care for her son in an emergency, attend church women’s groups that are providing support, and enjoying life by going to the zoo and hanging out at the library.

Sarah is now six years sober and is deeply grateful to all who have helped her along the way including Hands staff members Jason and Shawn, Crystal and Autumn. She and her son especially enjoyed getting to ride in the Hands tow truck and sharing stories with Jason. Hands provides hope and help for single moms in challenging times. It is a joy to play an important role in their transformations.


Thanks to everyone who helps Hands of The Carpenter provide hope through transportation! Your generosity via gifts, car donations, volunteer hours and more allow us to reach more local women in need.

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