Client Success Stories
13 success stories (Last updated March 21, 2014)
Before coming to Bridge Communities, Shavon Coleman had been in and out of abusive relationships her entire life. She had suffered abuse as a child, and then as a result, had difficulty with self-esteem as an adult.
The final straw with her son’s father came when her baby was just an infant. “When my son was 6 weeks old, I went back to work. I came home and my son’s father had cut every cord on every electronic,” Shavon explained. “He literally destroyed the whole house, and it was not even livable anymore. So I picked up my kids and went and lived with a friend for a small period of time, and then I did get an apartment, but it was in a really bad neighborhood. It got to a point that we wouldn’t even sleep in the bedroom because we were afraid of bullets coming through the windows. We lived in a shelter for a while after that.”
The Story of Brittney
Fresh out of class at community college, Brenda didn’t want to go home to her parents’ house, where pressure to move out mounted. Considering dropping out of school with only five classes remaining to work full-time in order pay the bills as a single parent, the stress was visible on her face as she waited for the bus.
A chance encounter with a stranger turned everything around.