Betty was desperate to make a change. Her husband had begun using drugs. He had also become abusive.
She decided she had to get away
. Betty gathered her courage, and her belongings, and moved out.
For the next few months she bounced around the homes of various family members and friends. The instability and chaotic nature of her life –
how long she could stay in one place,
where the next place would be – began to take a heavy toll.
Betty had heard enough stories about the shelters around town to know that they were not the kind of place she wanted to end up.
Finally, one of her friends recommended Calvary's housing program