A decade ago, Jordan was in a very different place. He was 16 when his mum suddenly collapsed at work one night and died from a brain haemorrhage. Understandably, Jordan struggled to cope with the grief. He began drinking and fell in with a group of people that hindered rather than helped him, and at the age of 20, he was homeless and was sofa-surfing, with nowhere to turn. It was then that he was referred to Restore, and met Anne.
Jordan grew up in York but now lives with his wife Rachael in Worcestershire, where he is in the final year of a degree in performing arts and applied theology.
Anne worked closely with Jordan throughout his time at Restore, offering one-to-one support. She helped him to access professional help to tackle his alcohol issues, and helped Jordan to get back on track, with the help of a residential rehabilitation centre. During his residential rehab program Jordan met Rachael, who at the time was an employee of Teen Challenge. They became friends throughout Jordan’s program and after Jordan had finished the program they began chatting, started dating, and married just under two years ago. Furthermore, he has an amazing relationship with his family now, who have been nothing but supportive. Now that his own life has been restored, Jordan is keen that others can also access the support they might need. He hopes to go on to use the arts as a means of teaching and preaching the gospel, but he’s waiting to see where life takes him when he finishes his course, and is excited at the opportunities ahead.
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