Candace Stretch: Manager of Supportive Housing and Family Services
We have been working with Marianne for several years. When she moved into our housing, she had just left a 20-year abusive relationship and was struggling to overcome the addiction that she had developed as a coping mechanism. There have been many ups and downs on the road to recovery and healing for Marianne, and there were a few times when we weren’t sure that she was going to be able to stick with our program.
Over this past year, Marianne has made significant strides in her journey. She is now connected to a wonderful recovery program and is attending college. Recently, she texted her Dovetail support worker to say: “I love feeling safe and comfortable… you have helped me in my darkest time. Glad you can see the outcome!”