In 2007, Bobbie Linkhorn was pregnant with her third child. While it should have been a time of excitement and hope for the future, Bobbie was addicted to drugs and her baby’s health was at critical risk. “I had no idea of a way out,” commented Bobbie regarding her substance abuse. Her first two children had already been taken into state custody and she feared the third would end up in the foster care system too.
Little did Bobbie know her entire life would change from a trip to the hospital during her pregnancy. Plantation General Hospital introduced Bobbie to a detox program at the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center that helped end her substance abuse for good. Within a few months, Bobbie was able to give birth to a healthy baby, and this November, Bobbie will celebrate four years of sobriety.
Bobbie had such success with the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center program that she started working with a 12-step program to help other women going through the same struggles she had overcome. Then earlier this year, she was given an opportunity to work for the Susan B. Anthony Recover Center as an employee. Since May, Bobbie has worked as a Case Manager and Peer Mentor for the Strengthening and Unifying Families (SURF) program, which is funded through United Way of Broward County. In this role, she helps give women strength and courage and offers advice from her personal experiences.
United Way of Broward County is proud to support the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center in efforts to provide mothers and their children help, hope and healing to live responsible, drug-free lives.