FROM HOMELESS TO HEALING: THE YOUTH RESILIENT PROJECT AT ENDEAVORS

Let us tell you a story about our friend, Nina. This brave young woman from the San Antonio area escaped from an abusive home life, but the resulting emotional distress and trauma stayed with her like invisible wounds that never healed.

With no family or friends to turn to, Nina found herself living on the streets. She was in her mid-20s, and what should have been an exciting and adventurous time of independence, career exploration, and reveling in her youth became one of the darkest periods of her life. She was living in her car, surfing on couches, and basically living in survival mode. Then, as her mental health deteriorated, she started experiencing episodes of intense anger.

Fortunately, Nina found hope at a local youth shelter. Through the people she met, she regained inspiration for positive change, and today she enjoys a stable home life and serves on the San Antonio Youth Action Board to end youth homelessness.

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