In Tasha’s Shoes

  “My name is Tasha and I’ve been in recovery for about 16 months now. Prior to this I was a drug dealer and prostitute. I was in a bunch of really bad domestic violence relationships, even when I was pregnant with my youngest. That’s all I’ve known...

She Means Business

Meet Cheyenne, mom of Kodi (3) and Ezra (1). She recently experienced a job loss. Fortunately, she starts a new position as an administrator at an auto auction company later this month. In the meantime, she wanted to earn additional income to support her family....

She changed her mind, then changed her life

“I just remember being really little, and instead of wanting to go play with the other kids, I just wanted to stay in the bathroom at school and braid my hair, or the other kid’s hair. I would save my lunch money to buy braiding books from Scholastic. I had an aunt...

Remembering Carlos, her “big beautiful boy”

On December 22, 2021, Amapola’s life was forever changed by the tragic loss of her 16 year-old son, Carlos, to gun violence. Carlos was a tenth grader at Wyandotte High School and leaves behind his mom and four siblings, Itati, Luis, Isabella, and Jordan; his...