8year-old George gives his mother Cassaundra Ratliffat hug when the pastor, Rev. Eric McMillan says compliments about his mother after the Bible study class at Mount Zion Church/Family Center. Cassaundra is a former drug addict with two young children who has turned her life around. The church has become a very important part of her life as she recovers and becomes a self-sufficient, reliable part of society.

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