“The word Safehouse, to me, means tranquility and peace. Each time that I come to group therapy, I find myself learning something new. And more than anything else, in spite of coming with my broken heart because of life’s problems or difficulties, as I go through SPAN’s doors, I meet so many people who are so beautiful and have such big hearts, it makes me feel good.
Through SPAN I was able to overcome domestic violence. From advice to the therapy that my children and I received, even though I was almost on the street, SPAN helped me find a place to live with my children. With much support and loving care, they brought me out of darkness and gave me light. When I was sad, they gave me happiness. Beyond doing their job, to me, they are good angels with a big heart.”
Anna entered SPAN’s Transitional Housing program in May 2012 after attending SPAN’s weekly support groups. She and her three children graduated from the program in June 2014. During her time in transitional housing, Anna was able to obtain legal permanent residency, return to college and start her own home cleaning business. Her children attend SPAN’s Camp Kid every summer and are always helpful to camp staff.