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