My name is Sharon Baker and it’s been a long time coming, but I finally get to tell my story.

I have to remember where I came from in order to know where I want to go.  I was born into addiction and was never interested in drugs because I saw what it did to my family.

Today I’m trusting in the decision that I had made in my life.  I have been able to overcome adversity and challenges in my life.  I put myself through College, Owned a Contracting business with my husband.

One of my largest challenges was to accept where I was at my lowest point in my life.  At the age of 30 I was introduced to PCP trying to keep my marriage together.

PCP shined a light on my buried mental health challenges.  I worked to take care of my family.  N Street Village provides me with my mental health, sisterhood and Permanent supportive housing.

I now focus on loving me and being stable placing structure back in my life.  Never did I think that my success would help others.  I need to thank my Mother Carolyn Whorley, Toni Thomas, They stuck by me and helped me to put a plan in place when I couldn’t see myself and the things I have accomplished.

Never give up, Never stop praying, and always remember that things will get better over time.