On July 15, Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery (WIR) held a hybrid graduation for Class 33..
Twenty-one graduates, who collectively struggled in their addiction for 236 years prior to WIR, proudly told their stories reflecting their path to recovery, WIR’s staff dedication, the support of the courts, volunteers and partners. Because of their completion of the program, 262 years of potential incarceration were avoided.
The graduates are mothers and grandmothers to 53 children and 21 grandchildren. Thanks to WIR’s family support program, 84% of them have been reunited with their children.
Every graduate is employed. Five women participated in the GED program, three of them earned their GED while in the program, with the remaining two women scheduled to test in the upcoming weeks.
The ceremony was held at Union High School Collegiate Academy Building and shown via Zoom with WIR staff socially distanced to cheer and offer support through a small live audience.
WIR is grateful to supporters, funders and volunteers who together are impacting the lives of women and children. WIR is proud of each graduate and this milestone of achievement and looks forward to the continuation of services to all of our grads in WIR’s continuing care program.