My name is Tara Jett and I am 32 years old, from Vernon Parish. My two greatest Blessings call me Momma. Waylon and Noah. I grew up in a divorced home with parents who never really got along which led me to be able to manipulate them. My brothers and I were always involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, which meant supper and homework on the road. I was sexually abused as a child and taught to lie to cover things up very early on. The shame and the pain of this secret began to overtake me as a young child. All efforts were made to fix Tara. This is where the cycle of rehabs, counselors, detox, psychiatric facilities, and jails began. All I ever wanted was to love and be loved in return, but I chased that in all the wrong places. Meaningless abusive relationships, IV drug addiction, gambling, alcohol but most of all—stuck in the mind frame that my life was always going to be the way it was…BROKEN. Today, I stand delivered and set free from all these things. I have learned to run to God and not from Him. With the help of a momma who never quit praying for me and LAATC, God has radically changed my life. I wake up every day knowing that I never have to go back. I am a new creation. God has is healing the broken places. My children are an active part of my life, and I love them differently and unselfishly now. I am now an intern in the Intake and Development Office, and I get the pleasure of helping people get into the same program that God used to change me. Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT