Hope & Restoration
(Our Blog)

Corey’s Story of Hope

March 8, 2019
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Walking on thin ice

December 7, 2017

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director It was early evening Christmas Eve, 1999. The tree was lit up. There was food and drink aplenty. he house was full of family, some having come from as far as Guatemala to join us. My parents, my brother and his family from North Carolina, and my uncle and grandmother…

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Brad Gardner, Student, opens up about struggle

November 15, 2017

“75% of people who use heroin began with prescription opioids so it’s very important to get the word out on that,” said David Dillon, a prevention specialist for CIBH. Watch the video HERE

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Travis Hall discusses the impact of Youth Challenge

November 7, 2017

Executive Director, Travis Hall appears on WTVZ broadcast – Hampton Roads Issues to share the difference Youth Challenge is making in the face of the current Drug Epidemic. Watch the video HERE

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Travis Hall shares how YC changed his life

November 6, 2017

Executive Director, Travis Hall appears on WTVZ broadcast – Hampton Roads Issues to share the difference Youth Challenge is making in the face of the current Drug Epidemic. Watch the video HERE

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Travis shares how YOU can help

November 5, 2017

Executive Director, Travis Hall appears on WTVZ broadcast – Hampton Roads Issues to share the difference Youth Challenge is making in the face of the current Drug Epidemic. Watch the video HERE

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The Fatima Morgana Effect

October 18, 2017

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director It’s a type of mirage. I’m sure you were wondering. It’s a special type of mirage seen over oceans far, far in the distance, on the horizon.  It creates the illusion of a city on the clouds, hazy and far-away. It’s not real.  It’s just a play of light dancing off…

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YC Graduate: How Reggae helped one man get clean

September 28, 2017

The deadly drug took him to the brink. “About four years in I overdosed and some friends came to my house and they were like, ‘we want you to get some help’,” said Robertson.   Watch the video HERE

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Come, Chaos Seekers

September 9, 2017

by Jean-Paul Thorne, Educational Director I was talking with a student in our program recently, and during the conversation he expressed how he actually likes chaos, how there is a part of him that likes the excitement of chaos and the unknown.  He said it as he spoke about his life of addiction. I could…

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Roots of Love

August 24, 2017

by Jean Paul Thorne Roots are amazingly powerful. At the beginning of their growth, they are thin, fragile, and tender; easily broken. Yet, ever so slowly…relentlessly… they gently push into the soil. And before you know it, these same roots have become a powerful network underground, affixing the tree to the ground with staggering might…

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