Erik and his daughter Skyler were living what he describes as an unstable life with no direction before coming to Providence House. He was working part-time as a landscaper, and there was just not enough money to make ends meet. Additionally, he was working to gain custody of his daughter Callie Joe. Providence House was suggested to him by his CASA worker and his DCFS worker, who he describes as angels for his family. They were concerned about his ability to provide for his daughters.
Erik admits it was difficult to humble himself, give up control and learn discipline. He acknowledges that Providence House helped him learn decision making, and continue in his sobriety.
Since coming to Providence House, he has been able to improve his credit, purchase a truck, and learned that he is responsible for his successes and his failures.
His case manager describes him as kind and always willing to do what it takes.