My first night here I held my daughter’s stuffed animal and cried until I fell asleep
.” The week before Thanksgiving last year, Monique came to Calvary Women’s Services.
She was sad because she knew she would be away from her children during the holidays. But she was relieved because she knew she was taking the first step to get back on track and change her life.
Last year Monique unexpectedly lost her husband, leaving her with two small children to provide for. Facing eviction and mounting bills from her husband’s funeral, Monique didn’t know where to turn.
“It felt like I was drowning. I was trying to cope with the death of someone I loved very much while trying to be strong for my babies
Sober since the birth of her first child five years ago, Monique relapsed. She sent her children to stay with her sister. Things continued to get worse, until she learned about Calvary.
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