Bree came to Ascension Place at the beginning of 2018.
Bree had many barriers preventing her from maintaining stability in her life including a painful history of abuse and trauma. The abuse she survived led to mental health struggles including depression, anxiety and PTSD. She also began using alcohol as a way to cope with her trauma.
Within weeks of arriving at Ascension Place, Bree became heavily involved in the community.
She takes part in all the supportive services that Ascension Place offers including support groups for mental health and chemical dependency. She has made many positive friendships with other residents and strengthened her relationship with her mother. She has taken it upon herself to welcome new residents and help them ease into life here at Ascension Place. She is known throughout the program for her kindness as well as her amazing baking skills!
After maintaining stability for a number of months at Ascension Place, Bree began looking towards her future. She decided finding a job was the next thing she wanted to pursue.
Bree began working at Family Dollar just a few months ago and has already received multiple promotions. This past summer she was given the opportunity to attend culinary classes through People Serving People. It was a rigorous application process and Bree was one of only three people chosen!
Bree graduated culinary school on October 24th.
Bree is excited about her future now! She is continuing in her position at Family Dollar while looking for her dream job as a head cook at a homeless shelter.
Bree's opportunities are numerous. We are so proud of Bree and all she has accomplished. She is an inspiration to everyone around her!
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