Client Story: Corrie, Tim, and baby Tim Jr.

Published April 1st, 2016

Here at Healthy Start we are proud to see many success stories of new moms making positive life changes for their babies! Below is a wonderful testimony from a dedicated mom who worked hard to give her baby boy a better life.

From her Care Coordinator, Anne:

DSC_0707“One of the biggest challenges as a care coordinator is working with homeless families trying to find safe housing.  Drugs, crime and lack of income are often  barriers in accessing care.  Healthy Start referred Corrie and her family to Trinity without Borders and they were able to obtain stable housing. Shortly after, Corrie was incarcerated and relocated into to PAR Village in Pinellas County. PAR is a residential treatment center for moms who need help breaking the cycle of substance abuse.

While Corrie received treatment,  Tim was able to maintain housing and support Corrie in her recovery. Soon, they became parents to a healthy baby boy!  As soon as Corrie returned to Sarasota she called Healthy Start and requested services.  Healthy Start assisted Corrie in navigating through Florida Managed Medical Assistance, and Tim Jr. could get a pediatrician right away which is where this photo was taken. ”

From Mom Corrie:


“What a blessing it is to be selected based on a photo of my beautiful family for the soul reason of being an instrument of Hope to other families, other parents, other people in general.

Just so you know this time last year there were no smiles, no memories, and definitely no kids in my life simply as a result of my self obsession, self will, and poor decision making. The picture you see is proof that with hard work, willingness, and not using no matter what, anything is possible. Special thanks go to many people…. Judge Andrew Owens and the whole Sarasota County Drug Court staff….the staff at PAR Village in Largo, Florida… Anne Gaines with Healthy Start…. Valerie Gilroy with Trinity Without Borders, and friends and family.

The message is hope, the promise is freedom, that an addict, any addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live”


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