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She was only 16 when a motor vehicle accident left her with a traumatic brain injury.
"It's hard to accept that I needed to start from scratch... the thing that helped me navigate and create my new life was Catholic Social Services."
After years of hiding as a result of shame and stigma surrounding her HIV diagnosis, Sarah finally found a supportive place to call home at Catholic Social Services’ Kairos House. She shared her story on 630 CHED's Talk to the Experts alongside CEO, Dr. Troy Davies, and host Daryl Hooke.
After months of living out of her vehicle unsure where to turn, Valerie found Catholic Social Services' Welcome Home program and found two "kindred sisters" in her volunteers.
Carol had spent years trapped in a cycle of abuse with her partner.
What began behind closed doors was now taking place in front of their two-year-old son. Carol could see the affect the violence was having on him. Once playful and happy, he was now showing signs of aggression and developmental delays.
Despite having no family to support her, and no assurance of what their future would hold,
Carol did the only thing she could do to protect her son. She left.
For Colby and his wife, seeing their daughter’s face as they sang her Happy Birthday for the first time was their hope for a brighter future.