Rehab allows children to stay with mothers during program - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Rehab allows children to stay with mothers during program

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Women fighting addiction with faith. Camp Hope is a rehab facility in Oak Grove that is helping to do just that and serving women all over Region 8.

Region 8 News sat down with Kelli Voss, an incredibly strong woman who has over-come the addiction that was holding her down, and how she says the lord has worked in her life since.

"My life was unmanageable. I didn't want anybody to know that I was out of control with my addiction because I thought I had it under control," said Voss, used to be addicted to Meth. "From the age of 12 is when I started."

Voss says she tried rehab before. "I learned how to live through the word of God, but I didn't learn how to function as a mother or a wife when I left there," said Voss.

A mother of three, she came to Camp Hope shortly after. Now a graduate from the program, she took us through the house, that for several months, she called home and a place filled with prayer. "Prayed over this room so that the next girl that came in would be blessed with that as well," said Voss.

Director Lizabeth Robinson says Camp Hope offers a faith-based program for women that also focuses on parenting and life skills while being able to have their children with them in the recovery process.

"You know head knowledge is one thing, but when you apply what you're learning with your children it's a whole different ballgame," said Robinson.

Robinson says her and her husband started up Camp Hope a year ago after having several family members struggle with addiction. "The Lord laid it on our hearts not long after one of my family members became clean," said Robinson.

The facility does partner with DHS. And since the doors opened, there's been a tremendous response. "There is such a need for a women's facility and for women to be able to have their children with them while they get help. Our waiting list is literally over the 200 mark right now," said Robinson.

And it was that help and faith that Voss says has given her a new life. She's currently studying social work with a minor in criminal justice and hopes to be able to help even more women.

"This program has restored my marriage. My relationships with my mother and father, my children. I'm able to be a wife and a mother and a Godly woman today. I'm not wrapped in sin anymore. I'm free," said Voss.

Voss is also working as a worship leader for a recovery group at her church. Not only has the program helped Voss, she told us Tuesday that her nine year old daughter recently got saved at church. Robinson says they are hoping to eventual expand and is working to start an area campaign with some of the local churches to bring in donations. If you are interested in giving back to Camp Hope, you can donate by mail at Camp Hope P.O. Box 53 Paragould, AR 72451.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

  • Restaurants benefit after Thanksgiving despite leftovers

    Restaurants benefit after Thanksgiving despite leftovers

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-11-24 23:44:14 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-24 23:54:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Retail stores are not the only establishments benefiting from Black Friday sales. Restaurants also see an increase in business.

    Retail stores are not the only establishments benefiting from Black Friday sales. Restaurants also see an increase in business.

  • Residents hit the gym after Thanksgiving

    Residents hit the gym after Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-11-24 23:25:32 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-11-24 23:47:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    When families are finished with their Thanksgiving meals, some tend to exercise the extra calories off immediately which means good business for local gyms.

    When families are finished with their Thanksgiving meals, some tend to exercise the extra calories off immediately which means good business for local gyms.

Powered by Frankly