When nonprofits work together, more lives can be changed. At our Montgomery campus, we partner with Shoot for Life Sober Living, whose mission is to establish and maintain faith-based recovery homes where people find freedom through recovery and are embraced by the love of Christ.

Many of our students’ success stories are made possible because of this partnership. For instance, H.I.M. Class2021-2 graduate, Karlee Hollon, struggled with addiction in her past. Because of Sober Living and her dedication to the Hope Inspired Ministries program, Karlee is now sober, successful, and happy! Karlee came to H.I.M. ready for a life change, and together, we guided her towards a new future with unlimited possibilities.

We caught up with Karlee recently to ask what she learned from her time in the H.I.M. class. “Being in the classroom with 20 other people taught me that no matter what a person’s background is, anyone can make mistakes, and everyone needs a helping hand. Being with the other students helped me feel like I was not alone.” Additionally, the instructors showed Karlee the potential she has to be more than her past, reminding her, “Your past does not determine your future,” which is a line from our H.I.M. pledge.

Karlee wants to encourage anyone who may be interested in our program to apply today. Before Hope Inspired Ministries, Karlee could not keep a job and was living an unsustainable life. After graduating from our program, Karlee now has two jobs, friends, and a support system that helps her with every day life. To this day, Karlee still keeps in touch with her H.I.M. mentor, who calls frequently just to remind Karlee that she is loved.  Karlee says, “The life skills I learned in this program push me to be a better person, and for that I am so grateful.”

Thank you, Karlee, for sharing your journey with us, and thank you to Shoot for Life Sober Living for your wonderful partnership in serving this community. If you would like to learn more about how you can partner or volunteer with Hope Inspired Ministries, please contact the Community Relations Specialist for the campus near you.

Birmingham: MeLeah Bennett – meleah@hopeinspiredministries.org

Lowndes & Montgomery: Joleen George – joleen@hopeinspiredministries.org