"When I read through the Bible at the Reset House, it changed my perspective on everything. I realized that I didn’t have to be afraid of new things. God was going to take care of me one way or the other. It’s crazy how fear holds us back and how faith allows us to step into all kinds of new opportunities. Who knows what will be next?"
Travis came to Reset straight from a drug rehabilitation center. He was eager to reconnect with Jodi, the soon-to-be mother of his first child who had wisely told him that he would need to become a new man in order to be involved in their lives. Anxious, bewildered, and afraid, Travis embodied the recovery slogan of “one day at a time”. Slowly but surely, though, he proved that this time was different to Jodi, her family, and even to himself. Studying the Bible, Travis added truth and confidence to his already sweet spirit. He eventually defied all expectations by becoming assertive enough to be the house manager. After Travis graduated he married Jodi. They have their hands full with three beautiful young children. Jodi has worked her way through school and is a nurse, and Travis has just left his job of four years to work part-time and go to college full-time studying to become a computer programmer. And to top it all off, they just bought their first home. It’s unbelievable to the people that knew them only four years ago, and Travis serves as an inspiration to the men of Reset when he comes back and visits.
"I’ve been involved in a lot of rehab facilities and recovery programs—both as a participant and as a staff/volunteer. Reset is, hands down, the best thing I’ve seen to help people not just get clean and sober, but to gain ‘life to the fullest’. That’s why I love being involved here!"
Dave Ramey was the first House Manager of the Reset Men’s House when it opened in the Fall of 2010. Dave was not only a great house manager, but he was also instrumental in setting the culture of the house and developing the policies of Reset. After a year in the house, Dave trained the next house manager and got married to Monica, an amazing Christian woman, and became a stepdad to her two teenage children. Currently, Dave is in college studying to become a director of a non-profit and is a leader at the Reset Men’s house. His wife, Monica, volunteers at the Reset Women’s House as a Bible Study teacher and counselor.
"I was in a dark place when I came into the Reset House. I guess I really didn’t know what a successful life looked like, but at the house I was surrounded by successful people that actually cared about me. Reset changed my life because the people around me showed me that I can be successful too."
Brian Berry found himself wandering through life without much of a plan. Living with his parents in government housing at the age of 30 with a criminal conviction in his past, the future did not look too bright for Brian. With a nudge from friends who believed that Reset could propel him to a better life, Brian reluctantly took a chance. Brian had to start at the bottom—cleaning the streets of Covington through a work program collaboration developed by Reset, Life Learning Center, and the Covington Business Council. He learned how to become a steady worker and developed a new identity with the Biblical truth that he gained at the Reset House. He started believing that his Heavenly Father had a beautiful plan for his life. He eventually went on an international mission trip, secured a great job at Coca-Cola, and became the third graduate of the Reset House. Brian earned a promotion at Coca-Cola and was transferred to North Carolina. He hopes to marry the godly woman that he is dating (Jenn) and is plugged into a great church there. He still keeps in touch with Reset on a regular basis.