"I am in recovery, gainfully employed and it is my desire to give back for what was so freely given to me." -Melissa Beasley

Melissa Beasley Website Photo | Goodwill Corporate

After years of suffering from extreme back pain, doctors told Melissa Beasley there was no surgery that could correct the problem and her only option for relief was to take pain pills for the rest of her life beginning Melissa’s downward spiral into prescription pain pills addiction.

When Melissa hit rock bottom 5 years later, she sought help at Heart Ministries, a women’s rehabilitation clinic.  She then entered into a program at River Edge Behavioral Health Center where they referred her to the Working Solutions Program at Goodwill. 

Goodwill’s Case Manager, Charles Cofer, taught Melissa the skills of finding and interviewing for a job and a short time later she was hired on at Holiday Inn Express.  Melissa still works at HIE and was promoted to House Keeping Manager.

“Words alone could not express the gratitude I have for Goodwill Industries for all the blessing they have brought to my life.  I am in recovery, gainfully employed and it is my desire to give back for what was so freely given to me.”