Allie was on a strong path forward in her senior year at Eastern Illinois University a few years ago; however, an unexpected pregnancy rocked her life. Determined, she graduated and found an entry-level job. Allie and her daughter, Kennedy, then moved in with Allie’s mother, who unfortunately struggled with addiction. Life at home soon fell apart, and Allie knew she had to find a new life.
“I had found out about Bridge online and decided to come in,” says Allie. “I walked in and poured my heart out. The more I talked, the more I realized that Kennedy and I were truly homeless.”
Allie entered the program and was soon connected to her mentors through the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Lisle. She admits that, while she was grateful for the opportunity with Bridge, it wasn’t always easy—especially in the beginning.
Read Allie and Kennedy's success story