For most 17 year olds life is relatively carefree and the biggest worry they face is what they are going to do on after graduation or how to afford a car. For 17 year old Carla, one night changed her entire life and led to the terrifying possibility of becoming homeless with her young child.
Carla was living a quiet life, raising her son with family that loved her and where she felt safe. However, after making the choice to go with some friends and her older brother to a party, the next few hours turned into a tragic event that permanently changed the lives of many people and ultimately led to Carla being incarcerated in juvenile detention for nearly 3 years. "One night changed my life so suddenly, I was young I never thought of being homeless, I came from a stable home life," Carla explains.