Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a passion for storytelling. Her writing for Catholic Charities has included blogs, newspaper and magazine articles. She enjoys telling client stories in a way that captures the humanity and emotions of those she writes about. When she’s not working, Bethany loves to spend time with her two cats, hike and sing karaoke.

Born and raised in Flagstaff, Ariz., Myesha came from a family of abuse, addiction and alcoholism. After years of struggling with addiction and DCS involvement, Myesha got sober and regained custody of her two youngest children. She got an apartment through Catholic Charities and has inspired her relatives to get sober and break the cycle that has plagued her family since childhood.

Shaylyn has been with Catholic Charities for a little over a year and is a Housing Case Manager in our new office in Page, Ariz. Her commitment to help and to heal is apparent in the dedicated assistance she provides to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Catholic Charities staff in Flagstaff, Ariz. collected and distributed gifts to clients in the Housing Services program, thanks to the generosity of donors and community partners. Individuals and families received gift cards, new shoes, toys, scarves, stockings, hygiene items and other goodies.

Kristine hadn’t been using for long and didn’t think she had a problem. But when her addiction to substances led to the removal of her daughter from the home, she knew she had to change. She began working with Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. (Families in Recovery Succeeding Together) and now has a job, her daughter back and a new outlook on life.

Serra's struggle with addiction landed her in jail and left her reeling from the removal of her daughter. With the help of the Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. (Families in Recovery Succeeding Together) program, which assists parents with addiction to substances who are referred by DCS in obtaining sobriety, she is now sober and has regained custody of her daughter.

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