Vanessa entered St. Martin’s Covenant House in November 2015.  Covenant House a post incarceration program for women, motivated in re-entering society.  Vanessa is a quiet person with a tough past, brought on by substance abuse.  While she was in prison, she was a victim of a fight that almost killed her.

While at Covenant House, Vanessa secured a full time job, impressed co-workers with her determination and solid work ethic, and kept great communication with her Parole Officer.

Vanessa has graduated the Covenant House program and has transitioned to her own apartment.  At age 30, this is the first time she has lived on her own.  She has reconnected with her children and mother, who are all supportive of her rebuilding her life.  Vanessa maintains her job, and is living a sober life.