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Brady’s release date was approaching, decisions needed to be made. In the past, this was always easy. He would go to the place that lets him have the most freedom. But something was different this time around. He wanted more for himself. He wanted a fighting chance to never return to prison.
Brady went down the list of options for halfway houses and treatment centers. Some seemed cheap, and others easy. “Come here, do this and don’t do that and you’ll be fine,” was about all he heard. Brady had heard it all before.
Then FreedomWorks caught his eye. Something about those guys seemed different. “The revolving door stops here.” Brady felt that was him: a revolving door of prison, treatment centers, probation and parole offices, courtrooms, and dope houses. He gave Steve a call, they prayed together, and it seemed right.
A few months later Brady went through the prison gates one last time. He arrived at FreedomWorks, and knew right away this was where he was supposed to be.
Brady says, “I worked an honest program; it wasn’t always easy, nothing good ever is. I abided by the covenant and felt myself changing on the inside. I was doing it for Christ; I was doing it for me.”
As a graduate looking back, Brady can’t imagine any other program offering him the sense of community that he experienced at FreedomWorks.
“If you’re like me, sick and tired of the revolving door, give FreedomWorks a call. I promise you’ll be glad you did.” -Brady Irons