Monique Found Hope Beyond Tragedy


In a matter of months, Monique experienced more loss than anyone can bear. The loss of her mother, brother, and sister led her to break her 17-year-long sobriety. She needed comfort, and with no one left to give it to her, she turned back to drugs. Soon, she found herself homeless.

Living outdoors is no easy feat, despite what many think. For Monique, it became life-threatening. A foot injury became so severe that it led to the amputation of all 10 of her toes. She was temporarily constrained to a wheelchair and felt stuck in every way.

After so much loss and devastation, Monique still found the strength to reach out and ask for help. Because of you, VOA was able to provide her with the comfort she longed for. You showed her that there are people in our community who truly care. Monique is now smiling again, and she says, “I have my mojo back!” She no longer feels the sting of anger or resentment, but instead she is hopeful for her future.

Thank you for giving hope to women like Monique each and every day.