Meet Shalinda. Her childhood was filled with hardship. In an environment surrounded by gang activity, trauma, neglect and poverty, every day was clouded by worry. Due to extenuating circumstances, she had no choice but to take care of an entire household, younger siblings and her mother, and then, at the age of 12, was herself a pre-teen Mom with a daughter of her own.


Exhausted under the weight of her responsibilities . . . . 

 

Read Shalinda's full story of HOPE.

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“I wasn’t doing as I was told,” Tyler adds. “I tried some outpatient programs, but they didn’t work for me. Drugs had become more important to me than family, and pretty soon, my probation officer gave me no choice. It was either a program with the Villa, or jail. I got two weeks notice before I moved in to LIFE House.”
“I wasn’t doing as I was told,” Tyler adds. “I tried some outpatient programs, but they didn’t work for me. Drugs had become more important to me than family, and pretty soon, my probation officer gave me no choice. It was either a program with the Villa, or jail. I got two weeks notice before I moved in to LIFE House.”