My name is Crystal and I am 20 years old. I came to the Y because I lost my housing and had nowhere to stay. When I was living in foster care, my social worker, mentors, and others had always told me to go to the Y but I never listened...until now.
Since coming to the Y, they have helped me on my journey by working with me to get into my own apartment to live independently. With the Y's help I was able to not only get into housing but continue attending cosmetology school at the Gene Juarez Academy where I am set to graduate in May 2011.
The Y is preparing me for my future by helping me develop goals and by being a support in my life and at times the only support. The Y has so much to offer, when I needed support they were there for me and now I'm on the road to a successful future.