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Hancock native Mark Foss (left) is Executive Director of LifeRight Outreach and Jay Jenson (right), of Alexandria, is LifeRight's Director of Ministry. Both men nearly ruined their lives through drug abuse and now are helping others in similar positions through a faith-based transition housing program. They've taken the LifeRight truck to parades in the area this summer.

'Doing the next Right thing'

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By Tom Larson, Sun Tribune

ecovery groups stress the reality that people often need to fall to the depths of despair before seeking help.


For Kip Carmen, that moment came as he awaited a 30-month prison term for assault.

Once out, he met Hancock native Mark Foss and Jay Jenson, leaders of LifeRight Outreach. He became a "new believer."

"It was in jail, before I got sentenced," said Carmen, 43. "I just got tired of going to prison."

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