… moved to permanent housing this month. Mom was a substance abuser who went into treatment and after successfully completing that program entered RAIN in November 2010. Mother and Daughter had been separated for several months and mom was terrified that being reunited was impossible. The mother worked hard on her recovery and with her Case Manager at RAIN. She attended parenting classes and worked with her therapist. With evidence of her commitment to her child, sobriety and self-sufficiency, Child Protective Services granted her visits, and after a month full custody of her child.
While at RAIN Mom found employment making enough to pay done an enormous debt and save. Having lost her driver’s license as a result of her drug abuse, she worked with homeless court and did enough community service hours to pay off her court fines, have her case closed, and earned the right to apply and get her driver’s license reinstated. Prior to moving into Phase III and working on finding permanent housing, she purchased a car.
Not to be out done by her mother, this energetic 9 year old girl finished off the school year with straight A’s. This proud young woman participated in RAIN’s talent show delighting us all with her singing and dancing. She swam with her RAIN friends at the local pool, went on every ride with her mother at Magic Mountain and frolicked at the beach all summer long.
Prior to leaving Summer helped this little family connect with the school in their new neighborhood where the family now lives in a two bedroom apartment in a nice area in Ventura.
They both stopped by last week to thank the staff one last time and tell their friends that there is light at the end of the tunnel.