Client Success Story

"Venessa" at age 19 came to New Roads when she was seven months pregnant and living out of her car. She had fled her abusive boyfriend two months before. One day while waiting for a meal at a local food bank, Venessa was approached by the New Roads Street Outreach team and the next day she completed an intake process at New Roads. She met with her Case Manager weekly and was able to get enrolled into the Rapid Rehousing Program. A week before her due date, Venessa moved into her own apartment. Venessa has now been housed in her own apartment for almost 10 months. She is the mother of a healthy baby girl and she reports that she has “never felt this stable in my life.”