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Steve Preston Grossmont Health Care Hero Award.

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Steve Preston has been honored with the Grossmont Health Care Hero award. I can’t think of anyone more deserving, we are so proud. Steve’s days at East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC), where he volunteers 5 or 6 full days a week, are spent driving program members to and from doctor appointments, lab work, and prescription pickups.

Steve came into the ECTLC Men’s Program in 2013 as a program member looking for peace and support for a new way of life. He suffered for many years with an addiction to alcohol and finally he found himself in a place where he had lost everything. After graduating from ECTLC’s program in 2015, he spent the next three years at our Men’s Training Center helping other men that were coming into the program during their first 90 days, a crucial time in their recovery. In 2018, he became an intake specialist on the main campus in El Cajon, and later that year became our primary driver.

Before seeking help for himself, Steve had spent most of his adult life working as a truck driver delivering bread to markets and stores or hauling heavy equipment. Today, he is ECTLC’s main driver for medical needs and dedicates his life to helping others.  Steve has turned his life around, regaining a relationship with his family and his purpose. He is willing to share his testimony with anyone that wants to know what life can become after addiction. He is also the proud Grandpa to his son’s two beautiful children.

Steve, we appreciate you for your years of service and dedication to ECTLC, Thank you and congratulations!


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