At a time of life when most of her peers were looking forward to school dances or planning college, 15-year-old Angie was escaping a lifetime of abuse. Angie was removed from her mother’s care because of neglect and failure to protect her daughter.
Angie toiled enormously. She wanted to give up. She couldn’t see past the trauma to imagine a stable future or an environment where she felt like she belonged.
WYS began providing Angie treatment when she was experiencing depression so deep she considered suicide. Through this intervention, Angie discovered her own reasons to live and ways to create her future. Now 18, Angie lives in another state and is involved in a committed relationship. She now has access to an entirely new life, with happiness as an option.