5K Success! 7th Annual Run Wrap Up

September was National Recovery Month and in keeping with tradition, Truly Motivated hosted its 7th Annual 5K Run.

In One Word… (or less?)

Watch as Joe Jr. and Joe Sr. visit with our residents to ask a simple question...

What does Truly Motivated mean to you?

Video: Changed Lives

From the triumph of victory to the tales of heartbreak, it is the people and their stories that make up Truly Motivated. The opportunity afforded here is real, a chance to write a new chapter in one’s life, where hope and transformation is the plot. I hope you enjoy this video of real life stories being told in their own words.

Testimonial: Angel

One of the biggest challenges that we often encounter is housing women and children. How do you make it all work, with accountability, child care, lack of parenting skills, no job, and the guilt and shame mom may feel over their circumstances? At this present time we here at Truly Motivated Transitional Living are unable to house women with their children. It is almost as if you needed a model home where these women could live and learn the way a “healthy” family operates. You see most of the ladies we come in contact with have had a dysfunctional life. With their experiences of abuse from the mental to the physical and deep rooted unhealthy behaviors, it can take years to learn a new way. Ask yourself what becomes of the child if the behaviors and the chains of oppression are not broken? The cycle continues! To hear Angel tell it, she did not want change. She wanted to stay in that place, sometimes the hardest part about change is just that - change. People in addiction whether active or arrested often times live their lives in fear and that is where Angel was at. Torn between wanting desperately out of the situation and the fear of what change may bring, she approached me and asked for help. We could not house her but I wanted to put her in a situation that ensured Victory in her life! I had what I thought was the perfect solution; I wanted to put her at Pastor Russ Blake’s house. Now that is change! She did not want to go; I basically had to tell her this is where you need to be. Here is what Russ had to say about this experience, “What an amazing opportunity it has been for us to have Angel and Ande in our home.  It really has provided us with a chance to mentor someone (who is very eager to re-learn life) in the most practical laboratory available; the laboratory of ‘doing life together’. Angel and Ande have indeed become a wonderful part of the Blake family and we are so blessed because of this experience.  We would recommend others in our position of life to avail themselves to this kind of mentoring, it’s the best!”(Russ Blake). Angel now has a full time Job, graduated from Thurston County drug court on the 25th of September, Ande is enrolled in school, and they are both enjoying a healthy life free of active addiction.

Testimonial: Randy

"I came to Truly Motivated because the courts said it was either 90 days here or 2 years in prison. A lifetime of addiction had left me trapped in a cycle of selfishly trying to find happiness through gambling and other "quick fix" feel good things. I began counting the days until I could leave but after working with Joe and Carmin and being exposed to the success of the other men here I am learning to deal with my feelings and improve my relationship with God and my family. I really feel good about my future now, I am learning to do things for other people and that makes me feel GREAT! I no longer count the days until I can leave. I now look forward to waking up at Truly Motivated and I am excited about learning what God has in store for my future. Truly Motivated has not only saved my life it has given my family back their son, grandson, nephew and father."

Randy has successfully transitioned out, continues to remain sober and is doing great!

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