“I always explain [my childhood household] as [a] loving, dysfunctional family." Growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father, Ashley was often told she was never good enough or smart enough to succeed.
Before long, she would find herself repeating the cycle of abuse she had grown up in, and she was determined to end it. After leaving her husband and finding an apartment with her children, she contracted COVID-19 at her nursing job and was without work for 3 months.
Doors Wide Open
Facing eviction, Ashley and her children arrived at Laura's Home in search of safety and shelter. She was surprised to learn about all the services offered, including counseling for herself and her children. She'd finally found the encouragement she'd been missing.
"Laura's Home gave me the courage to do things I never thought I would be able to do," Ashley says. "They gave me the confidence to get my GED!"
Ashley is excited to continue her journey toward restoration. Having just completed the Laura's Home program, she is excited to get back into nursing, become a Licensed Practical Nurse, and get a house for her family. Most of all, she's excited to grow her relationship with God. Ashley tells us, "You don't have peace if you don't have God in your life."
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The Right Choice
Thanks to your continued prayer and support, Ashley is finally confident about her and her family's future. "Laura's Home is giving us a stepping stone so we can keep going and moving forward!"