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fill a/the void

To replace someone or something that is absent or missing. No, we got that project done—Rebecca filled the void while you were on vacation. If Mike doesn't play sports this year, what will fill the void besides his trouble-making friends?
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Filling a Void: A Resource for the Journey to Manhood
"Filling a Void: A Resource for the Journey to Manhood" addresses the very serious problem of young men of color growing up without the benefit of a positive male role model.
"Filling a Void" is a must-read for those in the correctional field, particularly those directly involved with cognitive behavioral treatment programs.