Zach, 21, says he grew up at UGM. When he entered the Men’s Recovery program, he had dropped out of high school and never had a job. What he did have was a handful of felonies and a methamphetamine addiction.
“Before I came to UGM, I was in jail. I was on a DOC violation for absconding from my probation. And before that, I was using meth, stealing out of peoples’ cars, stealing cars, and I’d dropped out of high school.”
For Louise, who grew up on a family farm, hard work and physical labor were constant and grueling, and faith in God was about fear and obligation rather than grace. What she didn't know was God wanted a relationship with her.