REAL LIFE serves individuals who have been impacted by incarceration, homelessness, or substance use disorder by giving them an opportunity to overcome their personal and community barriers that hinder their pathway to a Thriving Life. REAL LIFE's mission is to develop a relationship with each person we serve (as we refer to them, Lifers) that equips them to make the visible progress necessary for their personal pathway to a Thriving Life. Along the way, we engage the community and bring awareness to the needs of Lifers. At REAL LIFE we refer to those we serve as Lifers because we help them in all aspects of life. To us, a Lifer is more than just a client, consumer, or patient. We know that when Lifers seek change through REAL LIFE, it will be a lifelong change. Developing a thriving life is more than staying clean; it is learning to live clean. It is the idea of recovering something greater than what was lost. We take a holistic approach, as recovery is necessary for life and not just for the moments they are with us. REAL LIFE provides Lifers with the ability to face daily struggles and unexpected challenges, allowing them to be in control of their future. As a program that uses a holistic, evidence-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and behavior modification approach, we aim to help the whole person, not just one part.