I am a single parent of three boys. I’ve been a hard worker my whole life, sometimes 60 plus hours per week, just to provide the basics like a roof over our heads, food and clothes. The first time we lost everything was when Katrina hit. I moved us from New Orleans to DFW for a fresh start. The second time around we lost everything because of health issues. I couldn’t get into any shelters even after what seemed like hundreds of calls. We were sleeping in the car, washing up in public bathrooms, and basically surviving but at least we were together. I cried out “Lord, I need you and I can’t do this alone. God placed me with some good people who saw something in me and built me back up. Bridges took me out of a dark and lonely place and into a safe and loving place to stay while God healed my heart. Through classes I learned about forgiveness, organization and discipline which helped me in parenting. I learned how to have faith while waiting on the Lord. Today, I am a godly woman (still in process) that knows I can’t do anything without Him. I’ve stepped out in faith to start my own business and hope to one day have my own bakery. I will forever be grateful to Bridges for opening the doors of the house and their hearts to me and my boys. You saw Gods plans for me and continued to speak it over me until I believed and hoped in them too. You helped me through the most difficult time in my life and I’m a better person today because of it.