Today’s story is another example of all the adversity our clients are frequently dealing with, and their ability to overcome and succeed.
“S” came to Florence Crittenton from the court system with a goal of working, participating in a vocational program, and/or attending an outpatient treatment program. Once assessed by the Cascade (Substance Abuse Treatment) Program, she was required to attend their full time treatment program. She attended treatment for some time and was then able to advocate for herself and was approved by her Probation Officer to stop attending Cascade and begin a job training program. She was, however, required by Florence Crittenton to continue attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings at least three times a week. And because she is required to have structure while she remains in our program, she was able to get into a job training program at Goodwill Industries. She has been attending consistently, missing for just a few days when she gave birth prematurely to her daughter. She will graduate with her class. She has also reunited with her parents. She and her daughter will live with them when the baby is released from the hospital. With the help of Florence Crittenton and substance abuse treatment, “S” went from being homeless, pregnant, and addicted to substances, to drug free, participating in job skills training and becoming a responsible person for her and her baby.
If you like the stories we have been sharing, please consider giving a gift to support these girls and women and their families.