Media Room

Date: 1/07/2020

Celebrating Six Years of Second Chances

This week marks the six-year anniversary of True Purpose Ministries and White Oak Construction & Restoration’s joint fight against the addiction epidemic.

True Purpose Ministries is a recovery center that takes a spiritual, holistic approach to healing. White Oak is a custom construction company that recognizes the destruction caused by addiction and the need for integrity within the skilled labor industry. On January 6, 2014, Jeremy Graham, founder of True Purpose, and Gil Heinsohn, President of White Oak, partnered together to construct a shared office space, along with a state-of-the-art recovery facility in Maryville, TN.

To celebrate six years of providing second chances, they have highlighted six milestones achieved through this unique partnership:

  1. White Oak created an apprentice program that provides top-notch job training for the men enrolled in True Purpose.
  2. True Purpose received state licensure for rehabilitation services, including vocational rehabilitation.
  3. Together, they formed the Tennessee Opiate Initiative and developed the “Four Levels of Addiction” assessment protocol.
  4. With assistance from key contributors in the Blount County community, they built a graduate facility known as “Dane’s House.”
  5. They established four more True Purpose recovery programs in Madisonville, Sevierville, Knoxville, and Indiana.
  6. They opened a pregnant women’s home with Restoration Place Ministries in Vonore, TN, which has since helped thirteen babies be born drug and alcohol free.

As a result of these milestones, countless individuals have been saved, healed, and job trained by the power of Jesus Christ. 

Pastor Graham and Mr. Heinsohn would like to thank everyone involved for helping them accomplish these goals. Specifically, they thank the local community for helping fight the addiction epidemic and continuing to support second chances.