Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Change Life...In His Own Words...

Hi, my name is Odell Reed,

I am one of the original first twenty six (26) Veterans to move into the Dr. Maurice J Heart building at the New Visions Omaha Campus. Like many of my fellow veterans with disabilities, service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other forms of addictive behavior, I had a very hard time adjusting to life. Just getting released from prison the third time in my life, I needed a miracle to turn my life around.  I found the doors of the Dr. Maurice J Heart building at the New Visions Omaha Campus. 

The program, The Veterans Transitional Living Program designed to help the veterans of the United States get back on their feet while aiding in their recovery from trauma, PTSD, financial loss, relationship issues, and general life problems of any kind.” helped me to overcome many barriers that formerly kept me from functioning at my full potential.

While a resident at the “New Visions Omaha Campus,” I began a journey of sobriety from crack cocaine, and ongoing mental health care for PTSD issues that had my life bound for destruction. As a resident of New Visions, I maintained sobriety from all mood altering substances. I complied with programming and mental health therapy designed to enhance and to make my life improve. Being a resident at New Visions was more than a blessing in disguise, it was a blessing that changed my life, and it’s where I found restoration and salvation. I thank God for the New Visions Omaha Campus, they helped me to get a brand new lease on life.


Some of my major accomplishment while at the Dr. Maurice J Heart building at the New Visions Omaha Campus include, restored family relationship, twenty two (22) months of sobriety with ongoing counseling and therapy, debt relief of more than $80,000.00, VA service-connection compensation increase, enrollment in college, reinstatement of driving privileges, and best but not least, finding and marrying my wife.   

Thank You For All You Do,

Odell Reed