Shawn began drinking and using drugs as a young teen. This led him to a life of addiction, selling drugs, and cycling in and out of prison.
At CityTeam, Shawn found hope and began the journey toward a new life.
After 8 months clean and sober, he wondered how he would find a job. With his history of drug use and jail time, the task of job hunting was intimidating and challenging.
One day, a couple of women came in to volunteer and talked with Shawn as they worked together. After some time, one volunteer said, “Well…if you know anyone looking for a job, we run a little restaurant down the street. We are looking for a cook.”
“I’m looking for a job!” Shawn couldn’t hold back his excitement, but he went on to explain, “I want to be honest. I just got out of prison; I have eight months sober; and I don’t know anything about cooking. But I need a job.”
“You can learn, can’t you?”
After his interview the following week, Shawn came running into the CityTeam office shouting, “I got a job! I got a job! Whew! I got a job! I think I’m gonna go cry or something! I can’t believe it.”