Your support helps us provide our "at-risk" neighbors the tools to experience transformational change, long term employment, and dignity.
In 2020 we helped nearly 300 lives and reduced our recidivism rate to half the national average.
Mark Rhoden working out in the Fitness Center with the boxing gloves he earned through our Dignity Store
I am , Mark Rhoden and
This is My Story
Not many people get second chances in life, but I did when I was sent twice to the Life Learning Center (LLC) from the Kenton County Detention Center. My journey to recovery started when I was arrested for possession of methamphetamines. I was enrolled in the Jail Substance Abuse Program (JSAP) and was released to attend the program at LLC. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready to change my life and was rearrested. I was given a second chance to go to LLC and this time I gave it 100%. Honestly, when I showed up at LLC, I didn’t know if I would make it. But I just kept applying myself and every week I would learn more and more about myself.
The staff at LLC was simply awesome! They helped me create a resume and to get a full-time job as a forklift operator. They helped me secure housing at a sober living house where I feel comfortable being around other people who have graduated from LLC or are going through the program right now. Probably, the best outcome I’ve had so far is connecting again with my daughter. She went six years without talking with me, but now she visits me twice a month.
Without LLC, I wouldn’t be where I am today in life and been able to remain clean now for over a year. I wish LLC was in every County in Kentucky to help people in need.
and There Are More of Us...
The Foundations for a Better Life™ 12-week program focuses on addressing five life domains: physical, financial, spiritual, emotional, and relational. These on-going barriers often derive from the addiction epidemic, increased incarceration, and childhood poverty rates rising in our local tri-state area.
Our program is open to the public and serves those involved in the criminal justice system.