Survivor Snapshots April 2016

Grace - Grace continues to delight everyone on staff at the Care Center.  She is full of life and laughter.  She recently got a new hair color and cut from one of our wonderful volunteers who is also a stylist (she loves it and she looks adorable.)  Grace applied for a job this week and is eager to get started working to make some of her own money. She told us recently, "I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here. It's like a second chance at life. The staff sacrifices so much for us and they always make me smile, so it's my mission to make them smile too!"   


Lexi - Lexi has reached a pivotal point in her healing process. She found an independent living option she is very excited about.  Though we  will certainly miss seeing her in the care center every week, we celebrate her progress and  rejoice over the happiness in her smile when we do see her.   

 

Becky - Becky just spent a weekend with her family and child.  The excitement in her eyes and voice when she shared her photos with us was heartwarming.   

 

Monica - Monica was referred to the new Davidson County Trafficking Court and is cooperating with the court mandates.  She misses her mother and is working hard to restore a relationship with her. Monica is looking forward to reuniting with her soon and her mother is also eager to be back in Monica’s life.    

 

Adiran -  One of our younger survivors, Adrian, came to us from a group home for girls.  Adrian has worked hard in every way, complying with whatever her counselors and care coordinators asked of her.  She was an active participant in the groups offered at the girl’s home.  Recently, Adrian was placed in the home of a family who was given full guardianship.  She is so excited to be able to live in a home with parents and siblings.   

 

Victoria - Victoria is a new referral who came to us just a few weeks ago.  She is 18 years old, very mature for her ageoutgoing and kind.  We all enjoy having her in the care facility.  She came to us and went straight to work putting her life in order.  She tells us that her number one goal is to become independent and self-reliant.  That's an understandable goal after a life being controlled by someone who did not have her best interests at heart. To accomplish that goal, she got a job and even walks or bikes to and from work when the bus schedule does not coincide with her work schedule.  She is a sweetheart and everyone on staff is really enjoying getting to know her.