Why was Restored started?
At age 11, Joey's parents separated. They miraculously reunited a year and a half later. Then after 10 more years of marriage, his parents sadly began an ugly, three-year divorce.
Through it all, Joey experienced firsthand the loneliness, wounds, and challenges that result from divorce. Aside from his own experience, he saw the impact it had on his siblings too.
In searching for help, he found that practical resources for teens and young adults from divorced or separated families were practically nonexistent. On the flip side, resources and support for divorced parents were available. He found the sad truth that just like during the divorce, the kids are often forgotten after the divorce. And so, inspired to help people like him and his siblings, he created Restored.
Joey doesn't have a Ph.D. However, he is passionately Catholic, a lover of truth, and wants to live life to the fullest. He is the founder and president of Restored. Joey received his bachelors degree in Finance from Franciscan University of Steubenville and MBA from Benedictine College. His articles have been featured on various blogs such as the Chastity Project, the Culture Project, and in Shalom Tidings Magazine. Joey lives in Colorado with his wife, Brigid.
Restored exists to help teens and young adults from divorced and separated families find guidance, healing, and support, so they can thrive in every area of their lives and know they're not alone.
Look around. Marriages are falling apart. Divorce and separation are rampant. And everyone involved is always wounded and carries those crippling wounds through life.
As part of the answer, our strategy is to provide content, practical coaching, and online community to offer guidance, healing and support. Our dream is that each teen and young adult from a broken family will truly thrive in all areas of their lives, regardless of their family situation.
No matter how ugly the past, your future can be better. No matter how deep the wounds, you can find real healing. You're not alone. We want to support you through it all.
Please keep us and our mission in your prayers! You've got our prayers. Also, hundreds of religious sisters are praying for you.