Voices Of Gratitude: Rebecca’s Story

Miriam’s House provides women like Rebecca a safe, caring community. Among other formerly homeless women living with HIV and AIDS, women live and work together on managing and improving their physical health while addressing other self-sufficiency goals, which can include addiction recovery, mental wellness, education, employment, income, and long-term housing.

My name is Rebecca and I am proud to share my story on World AIDS Day.

I was born HIV-positive with so many drugs in my system I should have died – but I was a survivor from the start.

Growing up in the foster care system, I didn’t have much of a childhood. Being adopted at age 8 should have been a blessing, but what followed was a cycle of abuse that continued for decades.

That is, until I came to N Street Village.

Evelyn Green, the Manager of Day Programs, welcomed me into the Village community. Ms. Green helped me get an apartment at Miriam’s House, N Street Village’s permanent supportive housing community for women living with HIV. Here, I finally feel safe.

For the first time in my life, I have a place to call home and I have the resources to take care of myself.

On World AIDS Day, you can provide a home, and more importantly a hope for a brighter future. Please give today.

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