Gloria obtained a vehicle from Hands in February saying, “This is one more step in my recovery. The first thing I want to do is bring groceries home without having to wait for a bus. Then I’ll visit my mother who lives out of town.”
Gloria has faced many challenges in her life. While her husband was incarcerated, Gloria received her GED and found work to support her two children. Unfortunately, her freedom from her husband’s emotional abuse did not last after her husband was released from prison. She made the mistake of helping him and was sentenced to four years in prison. Although she lost her children, home and career, Gloria was grateful for assistance she received to begin addressing her alcoholism.
Since her release in 2018, Gloria has made several strides to improve, she is back now raising her two teen boys as a single mother. In 2019, she divorced to escape her husband’s abuse and drugs in the marriage. She admits to having a slow start but is rising from the depth of incarceration and past failures. Gloria has had to use bus transportation to travel to and from work, grocery store and appointments.
She found Hands of The Carpenter through a friend and is so grateful for the help that she received to keep moving forward.