As a little girl, Karen grew up without the close shelter and love from her parents. So, aimlessly, she lived her life searching to find it. The streets became her haven and life took a downward spiral as she began to endure abuse, use drugs and turned to prostitution in order to survive. This life took a toll on her and her young son, leaving them destitute.
“I knew I had to change but I didn’t know how.” Still, just one tiny step in a positive direction made a big difference in her life.