Jessi was a child living in circumstances that no child should have to live in. The conditions of her dysfunctional home forced her to stay with her grandmother.
Jessi loved her grandmother and felt safe with her, but her new living conditions were no better. At a young age, Jessi was introduced to drugs and prostitution by the woman she loved and trusted; her own grandmother.
“I’ve been a drug addict and alcoholic for over 20 years," says Jessi, now a grown woman" and I was addicted to the streets as much as the drugs. My first encounter with God was when I was in jail, and if convicted, I could have done a life sentence.
I prayed and asked God to show himself to me, to let me know He was real. A week later, the charges were dropped.
I’ve been incarcerated most of my life and now I’m finally free, Free from the system, free from the bondage of addiction and free in Christ.
I was in an abusive relationship with man that I could never get away from until he got locked up for murder.
I’m reunited with my family, son and because of Women Recover, I had been given the proper diagnosis and the tools to be a woman of God and a productive member of society. I’ll have 18 months clean next month.”
Jessi has shared her story with various church groups and others to educate people and bring hope to those who have suffered from similar living conditions.
Thanks to the treatment she received at Women Recover, Jessi is finally able to live her dream of owning her own nail salon, Addicted To Nails. She has God in her life, has been given a sense of self-worth and is truly a changed woman and an inspiration to others.