Meet "Anna"

Anna is a 41 year old woman who has struggled with a congenital skin condition that challenges her physical, mental and emotional well being. Raised by her grandmother after being abandoned by her parents, she came to the US at the age of 16 only to suffer abuse at the hands of her father. Anna fled and made her way north from Florida to Boston. The horrors she experienced were worse than you can imagine -- physical abuse, rape, sex trafficking.

Anna eventually found her way to Health Care Without Walls. It took nearly a year to gain her trust, but our community health worker, nurse practitioner, and volunteer physician kept at it until she was able to share some of her story. We quickly sought assistance and protective services from Dove, an agency specializing in domestic violence protections and services.

Fast forward to today, and Anna is newly housed, thanks to the work of our team in conjunction Metro Housing Boston. We will continue to support Anna as long as she needs. Today, Anna can smile and is beginning to feel hopeful about her future.