Women’s Ministry

“I was an addict from an early age,” Gina explains. “Ever since my mom left, I felt there was something innately wrong with me. But I liked how I felt when I drank and drugged.”

Gina’s daughters mean the world to her. During her recovery at Lydia Home, UGM’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program for women, Gina wrote letters for her daughters every day as she worked hard to re-build. “My biggest motivation was my kids,” she explains. “The women who work here are amazing, they have such a deep calm about them. Here at Lydia Home I learned that God is loving and forgiving—that no matter what, He is with me.”

Today, Gina is a health and wellness coach and the mother of two beautiful young adults. “I mentor women in recovery who struggle with nutrition,” she says. “That is my passion, teaching others how to live healthy lives. My life is joyful today.”

“One of the biggest things about recovery is that we are taught how to have a life. What I got here surpassed anything I could ever imagine. When I got here I didn’t think I was anyone or anything but God opened a door and showed me how to live.”

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