Six months and six days ago today, I stepped foot into the Women’s Care Center. I will never forget that morning, just before my interview, closing my eyes and whispering to God, “I trust You!” That is the day that love broke through and found me in the darkness. I had been “living” life for 19 years, not knowing who I was, trying to fill the emptiness inside with drugs, alcohol and relationships, always searching for joy and a sense of worth that I now know can only be found in Christ. I am finally able to look back on my past and thank Him for all the struggles and pain, because that is what it took to bring me to my knees and realize just how much I need Him. My name is Alissa Alvarez, a woman who went from hopeless to hopelessly devoted.