A young girl came to us wanting a bed. She is quite street entrenched and she has been using quite a lot of drugs over the last few years. And when I sat down and talked with her and suggested that she might be detoxing or under the influence of drugs, she immediately started crying and saying that we’re all she has, to help her out. She said that she hadn’t used in three days and was really, really wanting to stay clean and wanting help.
So I made an agreement with her that we would bring her in and that she would try her best while she was here. When she was crying it really played on my heart, I guess in a sense because she was just talking about what she had been through and how being here is kind of her saving grace and her last chance to really try and help herself and she didn’t know where else to go or what else to do.
So after talking with me and doing the initial assessment, and another staff doing her intake, she expressed that she was really glad to have a place like this; a place that she knew she could rely on and be able to come into and be able to give her a chance. She said that she hadn’t had that in a long, long time. So I thought I’d pass that on and just let you know that she came in and she’s been doing great the rest of the night and enjoying being with the other kids.