A successful teacher and artist from Seattle, Karen fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to New York City. But she struggled to find work. Living in a hostel and running low on money, she became severely depressed. "I remember thinking the easiest solution would be to find a bridge and jump," she says.
Karen came to our Safe Haven program where our staff put her on the path to renewal. "It was the first clean, stable place I had been in a long time," she remembers. "The director convinced me to stop worrying about a job and focus on my mental health."
Today, with a corporate job at a major real estate firm, Karen is a real New York success story.