Testimonials

 When I came to LINCS in 2015, I was in an abusive relationship, homeless, broke, jobless and living in a city with no family. Ms. Taylor challenged me to face my fears and live. When I graduated from the LINCS program, I reclaimed my life, obtained my high school diploma at 28 years old, a permanent job, and money in savings when I moved out.

S. Strickland 

I am 18 years old. When I came to LINCS I was transported by the Memphis Police Department (MPD). I had a fight with my mother and she put me out the house. I was so scared, confused, ashamed, jobless, broke, and pregnant. Ms. Taylor, who I choose to call mommy, helped me turn my life completely around. The LINCS program taught me how to forgive and love again. It taught me how to manage my sobriety one day at a time. It taught me how to budget and save money. The parent classes taught me how to be loving, caring and be a proactive mother. I can go on, and on, and on. When I graduated from the LINCS program, I moved into my own town house, I was financially stabled, me and my child. I also obtained employment.

K. Jones 

 

 When I came to the LINCS program I was completely unhappy with my life. My self-esteem has been negatively impacted by drugs, child and martial abuse. Because of my addiction and abuse now, I’m unemployed, homeless, and separated from my family. The LINCS programs helped change and saved my life. In six months, I completed an A & D Intensive Outpatient program, First Aid/CPR and S.I.D.S training, counseling, parenting and life skills classes, job readiness and financial classes, educational and nutritional classes. Upon completion, I obtained my high school diploma from Messick Adult Center at the age of 29 years old, employment (no longer receiving government assistance), housing, and transportation. I am currently enrolled in college and I have a wonderful relationship with my children.

T. Clark

Since I been at LINCS, I have gained control over my finances. I have an outstanding level of self-esteem and confidence. Prior to coming to the LINCS program, I was financially destroyed and I had low self-esteem due to an emotional abusive marriage. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program at the University of Phoenix. I can honestly say that I have received a link to begin a life worth living.

T. Boyd 

When I came to the LINCS program, I was broken, depressed and confused because my life had been negatively impacted by physical, mental, sexual, and substance abuse. My addiction to alcohol and ongoing abuse caused me to be jobless, homeless, and I lost custody of my children. On December 23, 2013, I was reunited with my children after 3 years. Ms. Taylor is an advocate, a mentor, a role model and a great mother figure. Because of this program, I’ve completed A& D Intensive Outpatient program, First Aid/CPR and S.I.D.S training, counseling, parenting and life skills classes, job readiness and financial classes, educational and nutritional classes. Upon completion, I obtained employment (no longer receiving government assistance), housing, and transportation. This couldn’t have been possible without God and the LINCS program. 

D. Pruitt 

I am 18 years old. When I came to the LINCS program, I was depressed, angry, and rebellious. Since I’ve been in the program I started counseling to help me with my attitude and depression. I am enjoying my stay at LINCS and so happy to be here. I am currently enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College taking up nursing courses. My long-term goal is to start a career at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital when I graduate. I’m humble and privileged to have an opportunity to get my life back on track.

K. Royster

When I came to the LINCS program, I was clueless, hopeless, stressed, depressed, unemployed, and homeless. Since I've been in the program, I've learned how to live again. I'm currently working and in school for my GED.

L. Disalvo