Robert Hansen is one of the many success stories we are privileged to witness. He successfully utilized the services available, has two steady jobs, and has been saving money for when an opening becomes available in a local apartment complex. His enthusiasm was apparent when he told his story.
Robert’s transition to self-sufficiency
“I’ve struggled with addiction for years but didn’t want help. I wanted to do it on my own, but I was wrong. I had an accident in December and Rogue Retreat came alongside me. I stayed at the Kelly Shelter for three days then transitioned into a tiny home in Hope Village and got my life back together. Now, I hit 3 meetings a week.
“By the time my five-month limit was up, I was clean and sober, had my jobs, and had saved enough money to get into an apartment when one comes up. For now, I’m living with family, saving money, and waiting for a place. My life is better now. I respect Rogue Retreat. Calling them was the best thing I ever did. I got under their system and here I am. I walk into the shelter, and I always feel open arms.”
“My life is better now. I respect Rogue Retreat. Calling them was the best thing I ever did. I got under their system and here I am. I walk into the shelter, and I always feel open arms.”
I’m still learning, but life is good.
When asked what was the first thing he wanted to move into his apartment, Robert replied, “A nice couch. I just want to sit on it and relax, read a book. And I’d like a coffee table and just enjoy my life again – having my own space and being comfortable.”
As far as Robert’s future dreams, he replied, “Staying together. Stay focused on remaining clean and sober. I did my wreckage in the past, but my life has moved on. I’m still learning, but life’s good.”