Client Stories

Ana

She wasn't ready ... until she was

24-year-old Ana walked through our doors already doubting herself. She still hoped her abuser would change. Maybe things would get better and they could make things work for the sake of their toddler son. Ana didn’t file a restraining order that day. Or the next time she came in. Or the time after that. But thanks to you, she got...

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Pamela

Changing priorities

30-year-old Pamela* was referred to us from the Santa Clara Drug Treatment Court. When we met her, Pamela had been using heroin and meth daily for the past 15 years. She was isolated and struggling with depression and extreme social anxiety. At Community Solutions, Pamela was provided with a case manager who met with her weekly to work on managing...

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Brandon

A new worldview at age 9

9-year-old Brandon* was being bullied at school and felt like an outcast. He was afraid to be at school without his mom by his side. When she wasn’t there, he became very aggressive and violent toward his peers. Most days he would not even go to school. When we met Brandon, he was barely attending school and had been sent...

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