Saturday, April 11th, 2015 | Tags: Latest News

NeedleOur Havilah work is among the most challenging of our programmes – mainly because there are lots of disappointments to be endured along the way. Sometimes, it seems as though great progress is being made only for the person concerned to slip back. This is the way it is when working in the field of drug addiction.

It means that when ‘successes’ are recorded, there is great rejoicing. Each one is hard won. Recently, one of our guys – who’s been with us for years, usually struggling – has made the breakthrough. He’s stayed the course in rehab, has got himself clean and is now engaged to be married and in paid employment for the first time in over a decade.

Here’s what he said: ‘If it wasn’t for St. Andrew’s Church and the dedicated Havilah team I’d probably be dead by now with the way I was going. I messed up a few times but people didn’t give up on me – especially Tracey and Karen. A very big ‘thank you’ to all. God bless.’