The Path to Recovery: Women fighting addiction find a safe haven at Path of Grace

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

While Raville hasn't left the program yet, she has celebrated a year of sobriety in May. She's manager of the Path of Grace thrift store and, the best part, she's reunited with her family.

"Starting anew, I didn't know myself anymore," she said. "You have to learn a whole new way of life. I realize now my purpose in life is to be the best mother I can be to my children and that's why I'm still here. It helps me stay sober."

Raville has some short-term goals, like saving for a car, but in the future she'd like to go to cosmetology school to become a hairstylist. Even when she moves on from the Canaan program, she will always stay true to the Path of Grace.

"I'll always be connected, from volunteering at the thrift store — it's a huge part of my story," she said. "I don't know where I would be without Path of Grace, I could not have done it alone."




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