Thomas came to the PAYH as a 16 year old in February of 2007 from coastal Georgia. He first experimented with drugs as a 13 year old. Thomas’ drug use and behavior led to tension in his family. After an encounter with the authorities, his parents sought placement at the PAYH. While at the PAYH, Thomas’ grew in his relationship with Christ and had restoration with his family. In August, after 16 months at the PAYH, Thomas graduated with a high school diploma and is currently enrolled in college.