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I Want To Be the Best Mother for My Baby

Deep in addiction, Marlaina found herself at rock bottom. Like many of those we serve, she was homeless, wandering each day and night with everything she owned in her car, addicted to meth and heroin, and just 3 days away from giving birth. She was scared and hopeless but knew, for the sake of her baby, she had to make a change.

That’s when she found Volunteers of America’s Substance Abuse Treatment program for parenting mothers. Now clean, sober, and a new mother, Marlaina is learning how to be the best parent she can be.

“Without you, I would still be living on the street in my car, and I wouldn’t be able to take care of my baby. I’d be heartbroken.”


Because of your compassion and support, Marlaina is not only finding the skills to create a new life for herself, but she also has the support of a caring community that she so desperately needs.

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