Car #376 has been donated. This vehicle went to a young woman working with Youthworks.She was released from the Juvenile Detention Center on her 18th birthday this last January 2022. She was held there because of unforeseen circumstances that were not her fault and were out of her control. She was compliant and goal oriented while in the center and signed herself up for college and started attending classes via Zoom.
She researched Youthworks agency to find support once she was released from the center. She contacted them due to her past victimization as a trafficking survivor. They began working with her and meeting with her at the Detention Center every other week to talk about her goals and plans once she is in the community. They also took her on outings into the community to practice “everyday life” things that she was anxious about doing once she was released.
She does not have family that is supportive, and her mother is an addict which gives her the responsibility of caring for her mother, as well as her younger brother. Her mother is currently homeless, but she has reached out several times to try to find services and shelters for her mother to stay at, as well as help for her younger brother as he is a minor and doesn’t have a consistent place to stay.
While in the detention center, she worked on finding her own place to live, looking for jobs, continuing medication management, and seeing her therapist on a regular basis.
We hope this vehicle empowers this young woman and helps her continue on the road to self-sufficiency and independence. God bless her in her journey.
Many thanks to our volunteer labor team that completed the repairs on this donated vehicle. You are critical to us being able to continue in our important mission.