After leaving an abusive relationship, Destiny, 24, was forced into couch surfing or living in her vehicle. Trauma had made her ambivalent about accepting services.
Destiny underwent peer-to-peer counseling and needed a lot of encouragement before agreeing to join the Youth Emerging Stronger program of Volunteers of America, a Measure H-funded service provider. It ultimately helped Destiny enroll in school, start her own cleaning service company, and find permanent housing.
Now she is working towards rebuilding her relationships with family and friends. “Life doesn’t stop for no one,” Destiny said.