Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. (Families in Recovery Succeeding Together) helps parents with substance abuse issues navigate resources to obtain and maintain sobriety.
“The education conversation has been a part of my life from a young age, I see the difference it makes,” said Nancy. Education provides knowledge, skills, confidence, leadership opportunities and growth opportunities, it provides options.”
At 30 years old, Kerry started down a new path that would take over her life. She would experience some of the most dangerous and scary moments of her life.
Imagine feeling alone, scared and having nowhere to turn. Thanks to a nationwide initiative through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the support of local parishes, many of these moms will now have a system of support.
Dave grew up in a small town where he never felt like he fit in. After school, he left in search of a place to belong. He could never have imagined what the next 15 years would bring, or the devastation and eventual hope that would come.
Craig, a Desert Storm veteran, is proud of his time in the Army. He loved the sense of belonging he found in the service. A medical situation resulted in Craig losing his apartment and becoming homeless.
It is often said that being a parent is one of the most rewarding, and most difficult things a person can do. Catholic Charities Parents as Teachers program is there to help parents thrive and become their child’s first, and most important teacher.
“MANA House saved my life,” said Will. “I stayed at MANA House for 6 months. They were outstanding for me. I couldn’t ask for better guidance, structure, and support. They pulled me out of my shell.”
Joe has encouragement for veterans experiencing homelessness, “Never give up!” He knows from experience that it can take a long time and a lot of effort to find stability and thrive.
Lama and her family are refugees. They fled Syria when war broke out in their village, she was 9 years old. They applied for Refugee status and were eventually accepted to come to the United States in 2016 when Lama was 14 years old.
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