My name is Michelle and I’m 17 years old.  My parents were both drug users and there was domestic violence in the home since I was born.  My parents finally got divorced and my father became more and more physically and verbally abusive towards me and finally I was removed from my home and placed with my grandparents.  My grandparents … Read More


My name is Janet and I’m 25 years old.  When I got referred for services, I was an emotional wreck and had lost all hope.  I didn’t believe that it would ever be okay again and I was ready to give up as a person.  I was homeless for two years, living in a car, outside and in shelters.  I … Read More


I’m Chris and this is my story. I’m Filipina and at 15 years old, I tried to hang myself. I had a long history of being bullied since I was in elementary school. In high school, I felt very sad. I couldn’t make friends and I struggled to get out of an abusive relationship with my boyfriend. After I tried … Read More