At age 6, her father murdered her mother - in front of her. He was sent to prison and so was she .... simply because there was no where else for her to go. She stayed there for several years, a child being raised in women's prison. I can't imagine what she saw and experienced there. At age 12, she was taken to a shelter but was so out of control (wouldn't any child be after what she'd gone through?) that she was sent back to the prison. Bouncing back and forth for a year, she finally was taken in at Child Care House.
I met this beautiful twenty-two year old young woman this past week. She's intelligent and artistic and according to TEN staff, a little sassy. Now married, she has trained in the silversmithing program at CCH. She's a rescued life. Thank goodness someone cared.