Obi ‘brave enough to dream again’ after being at The Harbor5/26/2015
Obi was living the American dream. Growing up in Kenya was hard, especially in his abusive family. But now he’d fallen in love with an American girl, gotten married and moved to Portland where they would soon give birth to their first child.
The dream didn’t last. As a child, Obi coped with the abuse he received by getting high. That lifelong addiction still haunted him, destroying his marriage and his job. After just a few years in the U.S., Obi wandered homeless – and deeply hurting. “I woke up with such intense hopelessness,” he remembers. He wanted out of his addiction, but how? That’s when Obi found The Harbor.
Nearing the end of his yearlong recovery journey, Obi now celebrates a renewed relationship with his daughter. Instead of living in fear and isolation, Obi treasures the supportive friendships he’s cultivated. “I can ask for help now. These men at The Harbor are my new family.”