I am a warrior and survivor of trauma and drug use, and when everyone had given up on me, Empowerment believed in me. Like the phoenix I rose from the ashes and have been soaring high ever since, not without a few bumps and bruises along the way, but still on track. So exciting! Only since December after seeing my friend get killed and watching another shoot someone. I saw a lot of deaths. 3 years ago, my life changed forever as I watched my brother get killed; I have lost all but one of my brothers and my grandma.
So life ain't always been good, but here I stand, mentally strong and staying drug-free. Thank you, Empowerment.
Article By: Joycee Kennedy, LCSW
Gail Woods Waller, Editor and Chief of Social Work Advocates