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mindy's story:

For ten years, I was a daily user of methamphetamine, on a path of self-destruction, my innocent, 8-year-old son in tow.

mindyWe lived in the woods, camping in tents, even under tarps in a hollowed out tree trunk.

I’m happy to report that I’ve been clean and sober for almost two years now.

When I first came to the YWCA, the thought of being self-sufficient was mind-boggling. But, the YWCA program had structure in small, consistent doses. I learned that stability and responsibility go hand in hand.

Now, I have a job and I’m taking college classes. We have a home and for the first time my son has his own bedroom. I’m just one of thousands of women who’ve created a new life with the help of the YWCA. And, on behalf of every one of us, I say thank you. Your support is helping me achieve things never before possible.