Jessica is a mother of 4 children who range in age from 1 to 18. She started doing drugs at age 30 and in her 5 years as an addict, “I lost everything, inside and out, material and emotional.” She even lost her children and became homeless. When she found out that she was pregnant with her now one-year-old son, she sobered up and took her first steps towards stability.
Now, Jessica is working hard to build a new life. She and her son are living in Solid Ground’s supportive housing. In addition to managing her mental and chemical health, Jessica has completed all of the programming offered by Solid Ground. She even continued with extra Dialectical Behavior Therapy sessions after she completed the 6 months because of how much she was getting out of it. Jessica is volunteering and looking for work, and is working hard at being the best parent that she can be. Jessica’s goal for her children is for them to follow their dreams and to stay true to themselves. She adds, “As I teach my children to be confident, I am praising myself as well. We are learning together.”