volunteers of america regent family residence
Senior Community Care PACE
inspiring story

Katrina’s Inspiring Story

“I knew that I had to get out of my living situation, but the fear of homelessness worried me more than living in the abuse.”


“If you go back on your side of town, you will die.”


“When I finally told some of my friends that I lived in a shelter, they couldn’t believe it. I thought they’d see me as an outcast but they didn’t.”


“In October, 2017, I lost my three sons—Erik, 16; Devon, 12; and Ezekiel, 7 to a senseless act of violence.”


“Then, when he became abusive to our oldest son, I knew that I was not going to subject my children to what I had experienced as a teenager from my stepfather. I chose to leave.”


“I am extremely worried about the long-term effects the pandemic will have on healthcare professionals, including myself. I fear that there may be a shortage of professionals in the next 3-5 years because of burnout.”


“One of the staff members recently said, ‘It’s tenants like Patrick, that makes serving others a treasure.’”


“My mom got WIC when we were kids. I’ve had just buttered noodles for dinner or chili all week. I understand.”

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