For one young woman, Brigid’s Crossing in Lowell changed not only her life, but the lives of her three children. Anna* was referred to Brigid’s Crossing at age 17 by the Department of Children and Families. She and her three children needed a place to live since Anna was not receiving any support from her own family. After a visit to see all Brigid’s Crossing had to offer, Anna knew she had found her new home.
While living at Brigid’s Crossing, Anna was responsible for the care and well-being of her children. She worked with the other women in the house to provide dinner for their own families and keep everything clean, and participated in counseling sessions and group activities. She completed vocational school and obtained her Nursing Assistant certification while a resident at Brigid’s Crossing, working hard to provide for her family.
Today, Anna lives in her own apartment while attending nursing school. Her children are all in high school. The children return to the first true home they ever knew from time to time, and Anna remains in touch with the incredibly dedicated staff at Brigid’s Crossing. It will always be her home.
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*Name has been changed to protect the client.