Program Graduate & Work Therapy Case Manager.
For 33 years, drugs ruled Paul’s life. Although gainfully employed as a chef for over two decades, the bulk of his salary went towards buying and using drugs. This destructive lifestyle took a toll on his body and in 2003, Paul underwent open-heart surgery.
While hospitalized, he was evicted from his home and returned to find his possessions on the curb. In the pouring rain, as he watched his birth certificate floating down the street, he finally realized it was time to change.
Fortunately for Paul, The Baltimore Station gave him a second chance. Since entering the program, Paul has grown in ways he never thought possible. He went back to school, earned his GED, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Addictions Counseling and earned a Masters in Education from Coppin State University in 2012. He is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, Psi Chi and Pi Gamma Mu honors organizations and was awarded the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Award (2013) and Dean of Graduate Studies Award (2013) for his academic accomplishments.
Today, Paul is a Work Therapy Case Manager at The Baltimore Station and a valued staff member and role model for every new resident that comes through our doors. In Paul’s own words, “The Baltimore Station taught me to take personal responsibility for my life and to change my life. There is no way I would be where I am today if not for The Station.”