Ruth grew up in D.C. and, as she describes it, “life was good.”
She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in art, got married, and had two kids – all while continuing to teach. Then, her mother got sick.Read Full Story
UPIC Health and Experiences with Social Services
In the final episode of our “Workforce Series,” Vocational Center Manager Matt LaBorde speaks with Sharon Baker and Jewel McNeill, who both work for UPIC Health and are former N Street Village clients. This discussion highlights the work that both Sharon and Jewel do with UPIC Health and their own experiences navigating social services over the years.
We all have shortcomings and sometimes you have to spend time with self. I had to spend a lot of time with self to be able to know where my shortcomings were and to understand where I needed the most help, and once I was able to understand where I needed those helping hands at, I sought those people to give me the assistance or point me in the right direction. And I had to follow up. It required me to take the initiative to get it done.
Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients and alumna.
Lolita struggled with an addiction for thirty years. She lived with her mother and had different jobs, but only kept them for short periods of time because of her drug use. When her mother died, she hit rock bottom. Without her support system and a place of her own to live, Lolita recognized that she could not continue living the way she had been. She needed a place that provided time and structure so that she could overcome her addictions.Read Full Story
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