Client Stories

Sharon

My name is Sharon Baker and it’s been a long time coming, but…

Jewel

As a child, Jewel experienced family trauma and abandonment.…

Nataki

My name is Nataki, which means “princess” in Swahili.

There…

Angela

My name is Angela and I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be able…

Karen

Karen was born and raised in D.C. She started using drugs in…

Pertrina

Pertrina was born in Washington, D.C. to high school sweethearts…

Rebecca

Rebecca was born HIV-positive with so many drugs in her systems…

Ruth

Ruth grew up in D.C. and, as she describes it, “life was good.”

She…

Paula

“As a woman who had lost her safe place to live and her home…

Courtney

Courtney grew up in an upper middle class, suburban family, but…

Sherron

Sherron Lee is a former client and employee of N Street Village,…

Rosalind

When Rosalind was in 5th grade, her dad committed suicide. After…

Linda

Linda grew up in a loving family. After graduating from high…

Winona

Winona had a hard childhood. She was raised in multiple foster…

Misty

Like many people in this area, Misty moved to DC for an exciting…

Robyn

When Robyn was two years old, her mother died in a car accident…

Catherine

Catherine worked hard all of her life. She retired from her retail…

Sherrilyn

With young children in tow, a recent divorce, and a move back…

Cheryl

Cheryl was adopted and grew up in Washington, DC. Her parents…

Lolita

Lolita struggled with an addiction for thirty years. She lived…

Tracy

Tracy never felt like a part of her family. She started using…