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GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) -- A dozen people celebrated an important milestone Sunday at Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids.

The participants graduated from the ministries 'S.A.V.E. Program.'

The one year program focuses on overcoming addiction, family relationships and enhancing life skills.

Some of the graduates have taken college, GED classes, and have found or are seeking employment.

Sunday's ceremony was held in Mel Trotter's newly renovated Men's Chapel.