What Others Are Saying
In a state that is plagued by obesity, poverty, and pictures of confused children’s eyes in the back seats of vehicles occupied by unconscious, overdosed parents, it is phenomenal to witness God working to combat this epidemic. One Voice is an organization that uses the number “One” to simulate the Voice of One God, but through Him, there are voices of MANY that are holding the lanterns to light the paths in this darkness.
I have had the pleasure of volunteering at One Voice, and I plan on continuing the mission. I have spoken with Debra Curry-Davis, Executive Director, on several occasions, and our visions are intertwined in order to bring peace and prosperity back to the people and their families, friends, and loved ones. One Voice focuses on PEOPLE addicted to substances, but I loathe the term “addict” due to the connotation and the stigma, so I will continue to refer to everyone involved as PEOPLE. I have counseled many people on this topic, and to see the glimmer of hope in one person’s eyes is enough for me. It only takes ONE PERSON to lead a movement. People plagued by substance abuse is one of the most difficult things to endure. Make no mistake about it, it is a family issue…it effects everyone involved, but if everyone understands that it only takes ONE DAY to begin a path of righteousness, that glimmer of hope can be present again. I am a witness! When I think back to a time where nobody locked their doors, nobody had to knock, families were together constantly, laughter cured everything, I don’t know about you, but it seems so long ago. The mission is to bring that feeling back! It takes extremely hard work, diligence, and patients, but it only takes ONE VOICE to make it happen. The Voice of God!
My family and I have and will continue to pray for everyone going through this struggle. I love everything about One Voice and will continue to support its mission as long as I walk this earth. God bless!
“I am an intern at ONE VOICE Inc. located in Pineville, WV. The community that ONE VOICE is located in has a serious substance abuse problem. A lot of people that are plagued with this issue are looking for help. ONE VOICE wants and does help these people. In my time here , I have seen how much every person that participates in ONE VOICE truly wants to help the clients stop abusing drugs. This is just the tip of the iceberg for volunteers and interns. ONE VOICE also strives to help the clients improve their lifestyle and quality of living. ONE VOICE and all of its volunteer/interns are deeply devoted to improving every client’s quality of living and the overall community that we all live in.”
“There is a difference in the impact of ONE VOICE compared to other community based groups. Those that suffer from addiction are treated as individuals, with care and concern. People are considered people, not bad people. They are people who have made bad decisions, people who need guidance and understanding. As a community we tend to forget that many of these people are our parents, teachers, neighbors, family members and fill many roles in our communities.”
“Change is not comfortable, but if you are content and comfortable where you are, you not growing, and if you’re not growing than you’re being stagnant. And where there is stagnation, disease spreads, the water gets murky and cloudy, and so do my actions and thoughts, and this for me is not a good place. To me stagnation means my disease of addiction grabbing ahold of me, instead of me holding onto it.
Where there is light there can be no darkness.
If I have learned one thing it is that through all my adversity I have developed humility, strength, character and faith beyond belief and it grows more and more every day. With all the obstacles and struggles I have been through it is with GOD that all things are possible.”
“I love working with the One Voice team. It is amazing to see how God uses the willing members of this team to accomplish His plan. The One Voice Team is a family of individuals that are passionate about helping the communities of West Virginia.“