Dorothea Townes is a single mom of four. Her drug usage landed her in prison four times. While sitting in her cell one evening, she made the conscious decision about what to do with the rest of her life. It was then that she decided that she was not going to live the rest of her life as an addict. So when the Parole Commissioner introduced her to Turn About Program, she was willing. TAP helped to reunite with self and helped her to focus on successful reentry, aiding her with obtaining the necessary documents to do so. They also helped with transportation and a host of other services. When she came home this last time, she changed not only people, places and things, but rather her whole attitude.
She is determined to continue to pursue her career in the medical field; and is determined to rebuild her relationship with her children in her own home. She’s a high school graduate with some college credits. Today, she works as a residential counselor for a nonprofit organization and also works with youth. Her future is getting bigger and brighter as she moves forwards. She willing to give back what was freely given to her…she can’t be selfish.