“You feel like you have a family pulling for you. It holds you to a higher level of accountability, and I’m very grateful for that. It keeps me on the right track.”

Will Aitchison on the job as a Denver Day Works Site Lead for Bayaud Enterprises

Our program participants often credit accountability and spiritual support as the keys to helping them move forward out of homelessness and addiction. When we sat down with Will Aitchison, a FirstStep resident nearing the end of his two-year program, he described what having a stable, supportive community rooted in faith has meant to him.

“What’s unique about Providence Network to me is the faith-based aspect of it,” he said. “I’ve tried other, secular rehabilitation programs. It just didn’t stick with me. I was doing it more to please others as opposed to really trying to change myself to be a better man.”

Will knows he can rely on his Providence Network family to both challenge and encourage him. “What they provide is that stability, with the staff who build a rapport and relationship with the residents coming in. Andy Cannon is over there a lot as well as a lot of graduates who stay involved. You feel like you have a family pulling for you.”

We encourage you to listen as Will describes some of the hurdles he’s had to overcome and how he is finding a path forward at Providence Network.


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