Meet Sheila, a former client who worked with a case worker at our Beans & Bread center and built a new life.
She says she never knew privileges, growing up in Baltimore’s Belvedere neighborhood. Her father was addicted to drugs and in and out of prison, so she lived with her mother and a large extended family in her grandmother’s house. Despite the crowded conditions, Sheila and her mother found a way to make the best of every situation, and she describes a happy childhood.
But when Sheila turned 18 her mother decided it was time for her to move out and learn to survive on her own.