Tanya's Story

Apr 9, 2024 | by Nicole Hanley

Tanya had lost all hope in herself and her family. Following past struggles with homelessness, she and her children were on the verge of losing their housing again, and she fell into a pattern of self-destruction that included turning to alcohol.

Thankfully, Tanya was able to find the support she needed at The Salvation Army. Through a referral from another community agency, Tanya enrolled in our Pathway of Hope program and began meeting with a case worker to secure her housing, set goals and work on steps to accomplish them. Tanya took budgeting classes to pay off debt, worked diligently at obtaining new job skills certifications through W2, and began to build a stronger sense of self-worth.

With initial help from our case worker and Pathway of Hope program assistant, over the next year, Tanya gained the confidence to do things on her own. She credits their respectful guidance for her ability to get the help she needed to focus on the well-being of her and her children. Tanya says, “I felt like could open up to them, when I couldn’t open up to others without fear of opinions and judgement.”

Tanya learned coping skills to stay sober, even as her family deals with recent health issues saying, “[the program] definitely opened my eyes to a lot, whereas before I would just turn to the alcohol, so that’s a great feeling.” Tanya has remained sober and is using her budgeting skills to put money away for her upcoming wedding. She’s proud of what she was able to accomplish during her year in the Pathway of Hope program and looks forward to the future with her family.

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