Goals Becoming Realities

Sophia, a single mother of a 9-year-old daughter, is about to purchase her own home. By her own admission, Sophia was an unruly child. In 8th grade, she was expelled from school and never went back. Living on the streets during the day, working at McDonald’s and staying with friends at night, she decided it was time to take responsibility for her life, so she earned her GED. After working for a period of time, her daughter was born. She returned to work shortly thereafter. Her employment history includes working as a tire technician at a service center at one location, an inspection mechanic at another, and she is now a store manager in training with the company where she has worked for two

To Help Someone Else

“I never thought I would be a victim of domestic violence. You wonder how someone would put up with it. But you don’t know until you are in that situation how it happens. There is a lot of fear. I have more clarity about it now. It was very challenging to stand up and defend myself in court. “I ended up in the Domestic Violence Shelter when I realized I could either stay in my situation with a 1 year old son or change my life. I was at rock bottom. It was very scary. I had very limited resources. I never expected to be in a shelter, but I was very grateful to be there.” From DVS, Christa moved to Milagros House where she was awarded a scholarship from Lancaster General Hospital for their RN

Taking Initiative

“We had a whole house, but my children and I would be holed up in one room of it to have some peace,” reports Kathy*, mother of two girls, 3 and 8. “My husband would bang on the door at 3 in the morning because he was mad about something. “I was changing my clothes from winter to summer, and I just started packing to leave. I didn’t want to leave everything that I had worked for. It was a hard decision. But I took out a loan … got a truck and storage unit … a P.O. Box … moved everything into storage … and just left. I had no family. I had always been stable and now there was no one else to lean on.” Kathy and her girls went to the women’s shelter. There she worked to get back on her feet by

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