‘Restoring Broken Lives’ – expanding the Freebirds mission


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – “Restoring Broken Lives,” is the motto at Freebirds Solution Center in Terre Haute.

It’s a twelve-step program and home for those suffering from alcohol and drug abuse. Now, one local man is hoping to expand their mission.

Don Kyle has struggled with alcohol abuse since the young age of sixteen.

“Tons of problems just spun out of my alcohol abuse, and it just wrecked my entire life,” he said.

His life began to take a turn for the positive when he found solace in a place known as Freebirds.

“It’s totally amazing, no less than a miracle,” said Kyle.

Now sober, he wanted to play a role in creating miracles for others. On staff at the center he works on maintenance and does counseling.

“It’s really gave me purpose and the rewards are seeing these people succeed,” said Kyle.

Kyle wants to continue giving back to the place that he says gave him freedom. Freebirds is almost at full capacity, and the need for sober houses across the Wabash Valley continues to rise.

“We’re trying to start another recovery home for people getting out of prison and jail. Word is they are going to be letting a lot of people out of jail and there’s no place for them to go,” said Kyle.

Providing a place for those recovering is not an easy task, it takes both time and money.

“We need help with this. We need to get a house, we need appliances, and we need beds,” said Kyle.

He hopes the community will step up to help fight the battle that he once fought.

“We feel like there is an epidemic of meth in this area and alcohol abuse too and it really needs to be confronted.”

They are currently in the planning stages for the recovery home.

To find more information on how you can help you can contact Freebirds at this link.


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