Special Feature: Robert Hyde’s Testimony
CNC is proud to introduce one of our former residents, Mr. Robert Hyde, who has shared his story of struggles and successes with us. Even while he was still in prison, he wanted to improve his life. He worked hard and received an Associates in Liberal Arts. When he was released, he came to us at CNC. We found a steady job and satisfied his parole requirements, and he was able to by a car and put away significant savings. Mr. Hyde left CNC after a year and a half with a stable financial position, a full heart, and many new friends.
Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, Mr. Hyde fell on extremely difficult times. His wife of 14 years passed away from cancer. During this very emotional time, he was involved in a fight which broke his parole requirements, and he was sent back to prison. As Mr. Hyde reflected back on this time, he told us that he recognizes that by God’s grace, many were lenient with him as they considered his loss. After again being released from prison, he found himself working a job with no future, without transportation, and without direction. That’s when he found our card in his wallet. He called Senior Manager Tony VanDerbur, and he has now been here for the past 9 months, rebuilding his life and helping other young residents.
How does Mr. Hyde help others? He says there are four keys to success: emotional health, work ethic, prayer, and patience. These keys can help an individual be truly ready for the outside world, and be successful within it. He is very committed to getting his life on track, and his work has paid off. Though Mr. Hyde has faced incredible obstacles and overwhelming odds, he continues to have a positive, faithful life, and spends much of his free time in contemplation with God. He is now working a good job and may soon be promoted. He received a perfect opportunity, and is now living on his own. All of us here at CNC are certainly praying for his future and opportunities, and will continue to help him in any way possible.
CNC is honored and privileged to have been able to lend a hand to individuals like Mr. Hyde. He is a wonderful example of how these men can overcome their own struggles, and then bring up those around them. We will provide the foundation, made strong by our faith in God, that will allow our residents to grow and succeed. CNC thanks you for reading Mr. Hyde’s story.
Did you know that all of our residents are currently employed? We are so incredibly grateful to the businesses in our community who are willing and able to give work and opportunities to these individuals. These jobs help these men not only financially, but they also help them transition more successfully into society. Our goal is to provide the foundation for our residents to become Christian, well – adjusted, contributing members of our communities and these businesses provide a tangible starting point. For a list of our employers, please visit our Community Partners page.
New Board Member: Chris Coulter
As we continue to grow and have new needs for our organization, we must continue to build our community. We are happy to introduce Mr. Chris Coulter to our Board of Directors. Mr. Coulter works for Woodforest Bank, and has been a point of contact for us when establishing bank accounts for our new residents. He has been in the banking industry for 20 years and has many years of experience on Boards of similar organizations, and is also a former Marine. We are very excited to see how we can grow and improve with Mr. Coulter’s addition to our flourishing Board of Directors. For more information on our Board, visit our Board of Directors page.