Sojourner wishes you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of the most prominent and long-standing traditions we have in the United States. It’s a day many of us spend with our families eating food, watching football, and being thankful for all that we have. For some, the Thanksgiving tradition of “being thankful” comes easily: thankful for family, thankful for friends, thankful for a good job, thankful for a nice home. Some of us get so caught up in being thankful for everything we have that we forget to consider there are many who do not have any of this.
Oftentimes, new Sojourner clients do not feel they have anything to be thankful for. Their addictions ruined their lives. It led them to make wrong decisions, mismanage priorities, and use poor judgment. In turn, these actions caused weakened family relations, an alienation of friends, and financial struggles. Sojourner’s goal is to help clients right these wrongs.
Along with treating clients’ addictions, Sojourner looks at the bigger picture of helping repair clients’ lives. We work with clients to strengthen their family bonds by providing residential facilities with onsite childcare and hosting family group sessions. We help clients to be financially stable by offering GED classes, offering job skills training, and encouraging them to apply for jobs. Sojourner’s mission, vision, and beliefs extend far beyond an individual’s short-term sobriety. We want our clients to see that they do have something to be thankful for.
Tomorrow, while you are being thankful for all that you have, be truly thankful. There are some in your community who are not so fortunate.
At Sojourner, we are truly thankful for recovery.