“I couldn’t have done this by myself. I had to have United Way’s help. Thank you for saving my life—and my son’s.”
These days, Elizabeth has a lot to be proud of—a good job, a 4.0 grade point average and a healthy son.
But, when most kids her age were learning to drive, Elizabeth was losing control of her life to drugs. In high school, Elizabeth started hanging out with a bad crowd and using heroin. She tried rehab programs several times, but her addiction only worsened.
When she found United Way, Elizabeth found a treatment program that worked, medical assistance and a support network she could count on. With United Way’s help, she overcame her drug addiction once and for all, started a career and became a better mother to her son.