State Rep. Greg Martin is shown here (left) with President and CEO David McNabb on a recent visit to the campus of Adult and Teen Challenge Midsouth
State Representative Greg Martin worked to secure the appropriation of $25,000 in state funding designated specifically for Adult and Teen Challenge Midsouth graduates to attend college or a trade certificate program to improve their lives and reduce the likelihood of a relapse.
“I’ve always been moved by Greg’s passion to see lives bound by addiction permanently transformed,” said Dr. McNabb, CEO of ATCM. “It is refreshing to know that we have leaders who support our Christ-centered efforts to not only see men and women become productive members of society, but to have our graduates become the husbands, wives, moms and dads that God always intended them to be.”
“Addiction is a relentless and unforgiving disease that can completely destroy a person’s life if they do not seek help,” Dr.
Martin said. “This funding will provide valuable assistance to recovery program graduates who are looking to better their lives by furthering their education. I am grateful to my colleagues in the General Assembly for their support of this important investment in our community and its future.” The appropriated funds are part of a $56.2 billion balanced budget that was passed by the General Assembly in April.
Adult and Teen Challenge Midsouth is a faith-based, residential recovery program for adults between the ages of 18 and 50 who are seeking freedom from alcohol and drug addiction. It offers classes, individual study, personal mentoring, work ethics training, time and money management and involvement in the Christian community.