While expecting her child, Annie was not only experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and stress-induced seizures, but also abandonment by her boyfriend. It was during a hospital stay that she learned about Our Lady’s Inn. She was encouraged that her other children could come with her, though she feared what it might be like.
Annie lived at Our Lady’s Inn for four months and then joined our two-year Aftercare Program. She continued to work two jobs, while saving for an apartment. Her case manager assisted her in applying for housing programs that helped secure a safe place to live for Annie and her children.
Once she had stable housing and a good job, Annie knew it was time to continue her education and career! She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in social work, which she uses in her job at a local nonprofit helping expectant mothers. She often refers her clients to Our Lady’s Inn! She is also currently earning her Master’s Degree in social work.
Today Annie lives in her own town-home with her children and knows that she can call Our Lady’s Inn any time. She says that “the Aftercare Program is amazing-
I can’t say enough about it.” We know this is just the beginning for Annie and her family, and we are honored to be a part of her journey.
90% of moms participate in OLI’s two-year Aftercare Program.