One client story that stands out to me is one of the first stories I heard when I started at Wayside. This woman, in particular, really had a unique experience with Wayside, because she had touched all the programs over the years. She started in the outpatient program, then ended up getting involved in a relationship with an individual that led to her being arrested for drug possession. As a result, she was separated from her child, incarcerated, and eventually had the opportunity to come to Wayside for treatment. She was then in the women’s treatment program in St. Louis Park and was able to work to get reunited with her son. Once reunited, she transitioned them to their family treatment program. She thrived on her parenting skills and got really stable within her sobriety. As many people know, housing is one of the biggest barriers that many of our clients and patients face: there’s difficulty finding it with the finances and criminal record. So, we worked with her to stay longer than the typical 90 days, and she then transitioned into the permanent supportive housing program. Since this weight was lifted from her shoulders, she was able to transition and really focus on her recovery, her son, and her education and employment. Ultimately, she moved to the supportive housing program successfully, and she comes back to share her story. It shows not only that recovery and reunification is possible, but it also gives people hope––particularly clients––that tomorrow can be better. The power of this work is being able to see people’s lives change and transform.