Too often as people age, they can begin to slip through the cracks of society. Hannah first came to the YWCA through our Emergency Shelter in 2010 when, as a senior, she found herself without a support system, facing addiction challenges and not knowing where to turn for help.
Slowly, with the help of her advocate, Hannah worked towards redefining who she was. She connected with a physician, established her sobriety, and transitioned into our Off Site Transitional Housing program. With people around her who cared, she flourished, and her confidence returned. She engaged in the Senior Services offered, and made new friends.
Rediscovering her own self-worth has been a journey Hannah now looks back on with pride, as she readies herself to move into a long-term seniors building. She is now optimistic about her future, and grateful for the support system she finally found.