I returned home to Northern California with my four children, so afraid and desperate. My van broke down right in front of the Wallace House Shelter. Some might call this divine intervention. I only knew I had no money, prospects, and almost no hope.
With the assistance from the Wallace House, I was able to pull myself and my children, up and out of the vicious cycle of homelessness, addiction and mental illness. I was not only given a safe warm place to live; I was pointed in the right direction for mental health services and introduced to a life-changing 12-Step recovery program. This help enabled me to move up and forward with life goals. Now I live with my children in a safe home in a loving community and attending college. Miraculously, I am also clean and sober for the very first time.
I truly believe their “whole person/family approach” was what we needed. The Wallace House helped me to feel like I mattered. I am more than just a name on an application. The compassion and competent assistance I received, is what inspired me to give back to the community. I owe my life and my children’s well-being to Wallace House. Giving back to others has been essential to my recovery. Thank you Wallace House, I could not have done it without your help.”