Opportunity to Overcome
You’re the reason Mary didn’t give up
Mary has struggled with sobriety for most her life. She would try and try to get clean on her own but would fall back into the same old abusive habits. But when her son was taken away from her, she knew she had to figure out how to change and make it stick. She just didn’t know what to do next to make this time different.
Because of you, a lifeline of support was ready and waiting to help Mary take the next right steps. The journey wasn’t easy, but it was life-changing and worth every painful step.
“There were so many points in my life I thought I was at rock bottom, but when Child Protective Services (CPS) took my son away from me—that was truly my lowest point. I knew I needed to be better not just for me but for my kid,” shared Mary.
After removal, CPS referred Mary to Healthy Families, and she was immediately connected with a Family Support Specialist. After working with her support worker, Mary realized nothing could change unless she got herself clean. So together they made a plan to get her started on that path and into a rehab center that would meet her needs.
A year after completing rehab and holding on to her sobriety, Mary found out she was expecting another child. And this time she knew where to turn for help so she could do things differently.
“I knew I needed help this time around. I know what my triggers are now and with my Family Support Specialist’s support and accountability, I really felt like I had someone in my corner rooting for me the whole time.”
Because of your continued generosity, Mary’s Family Support Specialist was right there to walk with her.
Nine months later, Mary had a healthy baby and has been working hard every day on bettering herself. Having come so far and made great changes, CPS has even encouraged Mary to start the process of regaining custody of her firstborn child.
It’s because of you that people like Mary have wrap-around support to overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. Thank you for showing Mary that she is not alone, that new beginnings are possible, and a second chance is within reach.
Thanks to you, Mary had the support system to build a better foundation for motherhood. Without you, she might have struggled alone and found herself in crisis. Thank you for being a light in the middle of this dark time. Right now there are women, who much like Mary, need someone to walk with to build a better path. Because of you and your support, help and resources are ready and waiting for a mother in need.
Learn more about the Healthy Families program at HumanKind by visiting here.