Autumn: From struggling to stable

Autumn* had been in one bad relationship after another, so when she came to us with her three children she didn't know what to do. She also was struggling with substance abuse. As we provided her with resources to address her substance abuse, we also connected her with a job training opportunity that provided her with a paid internship. That training led to her getting a full-time job as a preschool teacher. Once employed, Autumn was able to access a housing program where she paid a portion of her rent.   After achieving stability, Autumn did start dating someone but she always remembered the words of our staff members “You and your children should be treated as a gift that is precious and valuable. Set boundaries early so he will know what is acceptable and what is not."  Autumn’s followed those wise words, and her life remains stable and violence-free.