Changing People’s Lives One Day at a Time
Thomas Henderson is the founder of the East Side Youth Services and Street Outreach (ESYSSO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the youth in Austin, TX. He is also a lecturer, filmmaker, and a promoter of recovery programs throughout the nation’s criminal justice system.
Life After Sobriety
Thomas has been sober since November 8, 1983. Today, he travels the world and willingly shares his story. He has also become a community philanthropist in his hometown. As the founder and chairman of ESYSSO, he has built and restored a stadium complete with an eight-lane track—all for the recreational enjoyment of the East Austin youth.
Additionally, Thomas is the president and owner of Thomas Henderson Films™, an educational video distribution company that provides the incarcerated community with information on prevention, recovery, and sobriety. Thomas has devoted his new life to the prevention of substance and alcohol abuse by helping the community understand that sobriety is an option.
In spring 2018, Thomas received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Langston University.
Thomas is the author of the best-selling book, “Out of Control.” His speaking tour has taken him to various schools and universities, treatment centers, companies, and prisons. He shares his firsthand knowledge of the pain and suffering brought by substance abuse. Today, he is a new man who proudly shares his story of hope, courage, and change—one day at a time.
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