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Men's Shelter of Charlotte
City: 
Charlotte
County: 
Mecklenburg
Member Since: 
2009

Bill S. struggled with addiction for over 30 years. Growing up in an abusive household, he sought relief in alcohol and drugs at an early age. Bill arrived at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (MSC) in September 2010 after a failed relationship brought him from California. He was ready to make a change in his life when he heard an announcement about the substance abuse program held on-site at MSC. After discussing it with his case manager, he decided to give it a try.

Bill entered the 42-day program, SACOT, the next day. “MSC and SACOT literally gave me my life back,” says Bill, who is now 6-months clean and sober. Chuck Thompson, MSC Kitchen Manager, asked Bill to help out in the kitchen, knowing the 52-year old had excellent culinary training and experience. “Chuck gave me the opportunity to get my mind off of my problems and to get my kitchen skills back,” he says. In January 2011, Bill moved into transitional housing for men in recovery. He continues to meet regularly with MSC Continuing Care staff who provide support and guidance. “Everything is good today,” he says with a big smile. “For the first time in my life I know who I am - MSC and SACOT literally gave me my life back."

Donors and volunteers helped to change Bill’s life and do the same for others everyday through their generosity to MSC.

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