Girl Power

 

I mean, I here by getting help…and I’m not going back to a shelter again.

Ever since I was a little girl, my life has been rough. I walked out of my mom’s house at the age of 18 and I’ve been jumping from place to place and shelter to shelter ever since. I didn’t have anyone else in my life to turn to.  Moving from back and forth from here to there was stressful. It was hard. Some days I would think ‘I hate myself. I wish I wasn’t like this…I wish life wasn’t like this.’ Because I didn’t want to be there and living my life like that. But I just had to keep moving forward. I have three kids and I want to be the best mom I can be for them. I have to keep strong and be strong for them. I don’t want them to grow up the way I did. When I came to Shelter House I got a lot of help. Everything was so different than the shelters I was in before…Shelter House helped me find an apartment and a job. They didn’t give up on me and helped me get to where I am today-with a home and a job.  A lot of people say they can do it on their own but you really can’t.