This is my last week at the Refuge. So many emotions and anxiety are affecting me. When I came back from my two weeks in Ohio where I will begin my new life with a host family, I felt a rush of excitement to see the staff and the Refuge residents. My journey at the Refuge has dramatically changed my life. Over time, it’s starting to hit me that I’m really leaving. I am so blessed for everything that God has been doing in my life. To be honest, transitioning is a really difficult time for me. The process of becoming independent is scary. I feel very vulnerable and overwhelmed. These past eight months I have learned to open up and respect others and I found Jesus Christ. I pray that I’ll take what I have learned and apply it to my life. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my healing and recovery.

Resident, Sarah