When Catherine was referred to SafeHouse Ministries by the Bradley Center, she was struggling with drug abuse, depression, and family issues. She was estranged from her family, and her father would not speak to her or let her see her two daughters, ages 13 and 2.
Growing up, both of Catherine’s parents used drugs, and her mother died from drug abuse. She spent a lot of time with her grandmother as a child.
SafeHouse Ministries placed Catherine in its United Way funded program Trinity House, a home for women trying to get back on their feet. Trinity House introduced her to God, helped with recovery, and helped with her find a job.
After staying at Trinity House for a little over a year, Catherine moved into her own place, works the same job she found through Trinity House, spends time with her father and her kids, and remains clean and sober with no desire to use drugs. She now has a relationship with her father, daughters, and step mother, and visits them weekly. She pays her bills and contributes financially to raising her daughters. Her father has temporary custody, but she hopes to become financially stable enough to get custody of her daughters and to further her education.
After her time at Trinity House, Catherine says that she “looks back and thanks God, and looks forward and trusts God.”