Did you know that many of our neighbors struggling with homelessness face daily situations of abuse, neglect, and moral injury? Our VOA ReStart program focuses on helping clients with mental health issues work through their traumatic experiences and move toward independence through instilling self-worth and confidence.
One of these clients is Renee. When she joined the program in March of 2020, she was homeless and desperate to turn her life around. The trauma Renee experienced left scars that wouldn’t heal without help. Thankfully, our resident therapist helped Renee to learn how to trust, open up and begin to heal. Today she has successfully transitioned into housing and is working on regaining custody of her son. She was recently awarded overnight visits, a huge accomplishment in only one year’s time. Renee has continued to stay fully engaged in her therapy and is working hard to build a stable, happy life for her and her son.
At VOA, we believe in healing the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. The ReStart program is an essential part of that work, providing mental health resources to those who need it most.