Faces of Hope: Julie Johnson-Unwin & Brian Unwin

Introducing our seventh Faces of Hope, Julie Johnson-Unwin and Brian Unwin.

Through the Faces of Hope initiative, we seek to recognize and honor some of those people and entities that have been critical to the success of Hope Academy, Fairbanks’ recovery high school. The initiative seeks to tell Hope Academy’s story over the past 10 years through the stories of those who have been involved in helping to create Hope Academy’s history. Additionally, we hope it introduces even more people to Hope Academy’s mission through the meaningful stories of these faces who are so well known around Hope Academy.

When a job promotion brought the Unwins to Indianapolis in 2002, their youngest son went from being an honors student who excelled at sports and music to a depressed, withdrawn teenager succumbing to drug addiction. Treatment at Fairbanks and a place in the first class at Hope Academy helped turn his life around.

Read the rest of the Unwins’ story here.