Trisha Maki: "The will to get off drugs, get a great job, and be a role model for my daughters."
Trisha Maki is living proof that a fulfilling career and family life is within reach, regardless of a difficult history. Several years ago, she battled a methamphetamine addiction, lived away from her three daughters for a time, and was arrested for drug possession.
Benefiting from a program partnership between Adams County and Goodwill, Trisha was given a fresh start. She regained custody of her daughters after eight months of sobriety and fortitude. In addition, her job as a guest services representative at Motel 6 allowed her to secure a larger home for her family.
Trisha continued to pursue fulfillment by working with Goodwill programs. She successfully developed a path for the career of her dreams by obtaining certification as an addictions counselor (CAC). By applying herself to years of classes, training and earning promotions, Trisha works today as a CAC at Arapahoe House and has significantly increased her household income.
Trisha continues to teach others from her experiences. She keeps moving forward in life without looking back, creating a brighter future for herself and her daughters.