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The testimonials below are written by people who have received funds from Stop the Heroin to help them transition into sober living following successful completion of rehab.
"Stop the Heroin is such an amazing organization, there is literally nothing like it. They help people because of the goodness of their hearts, without them i would definitely be in bad shape. It is outstanding what they are doing for addicts. Their son Steven had passed away so that we could live. Its amazing how they were able to take that and turn it into such a helpful lifesaving whole hearted organization!!"
"Hi my name is Franco Silvestri. Bill and Tammy Schminke, through their Stop the Heroin foundation, gave me another chance to turn my life around. I have been battling addiction for 13 years. Heroin has been tearing my, and the lives of my family, apart for a long time. In the past two years I got into recovery and started working a program. I relapsed in march and I had re entered rehab. Hopeless to find anywhere to go, I prayed for God to show me a way. Later that day a fellow addict approached me and informed me that he asked his family to use their recently started go fund me account to place me in after care. I don't know where I'd be today without God putting the Schminckes in my life. Thank you so much to everyone who donated their time and funds to Stop the Heroin. You all helped save my life and the lives others."
"I would like to thank Bill and Tammy and everyone who is a part to make the organization grow. I would like to say if it wasn't for Stop the Heroin organization I wouldn't be living in an oxford house. This experience has changed my life in so many ways. For the first time I can honestly say I'm clean and sober and a productive citizen living up to my expectations. I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing and that's finally living an honest life. I have a relationship with my mom, and my daughter and just meeting new people who understand me for me is a blessing. Each day gets easier for me, especially when u have good family and friends that support me and guide me through. This addiction is no joke and I thank God for hearing my prayers when I was in despair and in need of help to change my life."
"Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a recovering addict. not only am I an addict, but I also suffer from depression and anxiety which is a big part of my story. To cope with my emotions, I self-medicated. In the end, it made things worse. My addiction didn’t take hold of my life till I used heroin. From the start, I knew I was addicted. My addiction took everything away from me. it wasn’t until I said to myself "I’m done, I can’t do it anymore" that I was really done. In January of 2016, I spent two weeks in rehab and from there I went to the Hansen House. Knowing I couldn’t go back home because I didn’t want to follow the same path, I decided on sober living. I spent a few weeks very anxious. Knowing I didn’t have the funds and wouldn’t even make it, I talked with my sponsor who put me in touch with Stop the Heroin. I felt so relieved when they said they would help. they are a blessing in my life and many others. what they do is beyond amazing. If it wasn’t for Stop the Heroin, honestly, I don’t know where I’d be today."
"I have a disease that I struggle with daily, it even speaks to me in my own voice. I have lied, stole, and cheated my loved ones for just one more. I was broken and just needed another chance. Thanks to Stop The Heroin I have a roof over my head! With a group of great women on the same path as me! They provided me with the head start I needed to change my life around. I thank God for them and I know God will bless them for what they are doing to make a positive change for others. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me (Matthew 25:35-40)"