Ruth’s Story

During the years that Ruth struggled with addiction, she and her children moved from shelter to shelter. Some nights, they camped out in the car. Other nights, when it was warm enough, they slept in parks, under bridges, on beaches . . . wherever they could grab a few hours of sleep. Ruth couldn’t take care of herself, much less her children. And although she searched, she never found the right hand to hold onto . . . until she found Chapman Partnership.

Once in our refuge, Ruth found hope and help like nowhere else. She worked hard and held strong to complete a rehabilitation program. And as a resident in our Chapman Partnership downtown Miami location, she not only survived, but thrived. After six months in our environment of strict discipline, one-on-one work with her case manager and job training, she was finally ready to start a new life.