Donovan had his first drink at age 12. His experimentation with drugs and alcohol would increase. He would often use physical pleasure, like sex and drugs, to mask his underlying issues. Then he came to the PAYH in November of 2011. He was challenged daily to deal with things that he did not like rather than simply look for an easy way out. After almost a year and half at the home, Donovan graduated in June of 2013.