Stories

Ministry offers home, recovery for ex-inmates

July 18, 2018

One does not have to look very hard to find information related to our country’s opioid crisis. News about our nation’s overcrowded prisons is also easy to find. It’s no surprise that these two problems are interrelated. The sad truth is the vast majority of people in our state and county prisons have a substance…

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Fighting the Battle

February 6, 2018

My dear friend, you do not have to look very hard to see evidence of the current opioid epidemic that surrounds us, especially here in Pennsylvania where our state experienced the 4th most opioid related deaths in 2017. Whether in the news, on billboards, or news of friends losing loved ones, the news is everywhere.…

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Vivian’s Journey

November 27, 2017

Vivian was introduced to drugs at the early age of 12, but before that she witnessed her father’s addiction and was caught in the wake of his mess. She used the drugs to escape the abandonment and sadness and thought using would make life more enjoyable. Before long, she was caught in full-blown addiction where…

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Why We Do What We Do

November 20, 2017

You have heard it in the newspapers.  You have heard it on TV.  Almost every day we receive reminders of the opioid crisis and the dismal incarceration statistics that are borne out of this crisis.  And sadly, over 65% of those who go to prison will return within a year or two because nothing has…

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M.T.’s Story

November 20, 2017

M.T. was released from Coal Twp. Correctional facility and came directly to Liberty Ministries about two months ago. M.T. was raised in the Phoenixville area. At about 12-13 years of age, because he was poor and “wanted things” M.T. started selling marijuana and cocaine. He also started drinking and smoking marijuana and hanging out with…

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