Thank You, 2020 Raffle Sponsors!

We sincerely appreciate the sponsors of this year’s event. Their financial (and moral) support have not only helped us cover up-front expenses, but also will help us reach our fundraising goal, in order to help even more women who turn to Seeds of Hope.

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Profile: Sherri Outlaw

 

I arrived at Seeds of Hope on June 17, 2003, and I’ve been here ever since. I have been in and out of jails and treatment facilities since the age of 18. In September of 1990, I was arrested for conspiracy to deal cocaine, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. I served a total of 9 years and 8 months.

 

In May of 2003, one month prior to my release from prison, my father died from complications of a minor surgery. I was completely devastated. I was allowed to attend his funeral service – but in handcuffs, shackles, and escorted by two guards. That was my bottom. I never thought about not having my dad around. I took for granted that he would always be there for me. God had other plans. Today, I truly believe that my father died in order for me to live. My dad was a big enabler for me, always bailing me out and coming to my rescue. His death meant I was on my own.

When I returned to prison after the funeral, I decided that I was finished living a life of self-destruction, and I knew in my heart that I could not use drugs and be successful. I began to write to different recovery houses in Indianapolis and was accepted by two. Seeds of Hope was the one I chose.

 

I was released from the Rockville Correctional Facility on June 17, 2003, and I went straight to Seeds of Hope. I was able to obtain employment and remain drug free. I was required to attend meetings on a daily basis, obtain a sponsor, and was subject to random drug screens. Seeds of Hope taught me to be responsible and accountable. I learned to live life on life’s terms, without the use of drugs or alcohol. Seeds of Hope saved my life, and I am forever grateful to everyone affiliated with this program.

 

Today, I have 15 years of continuous clean time. I am the Administrator at Seeds of Hope. Each and every day, I thank God for this program. It is truly rewarding to give back and remain a part of Seeds of Hope.  

Sherri Outlaw

Seeds of Hope Graduate & Administrator