When Carla found out she was pregnant, she knew she needed to get away from her volatile family and abusive boyfriend.
“I felt very strongly about keeping my son, so I ran away. I didn’t really have a plan. I didn’t even have my shoes on my feet, I just ran…I definitely needed more help than my abusive ex-boyfriend. I didn’t want my son’s life to be like this — I didn’t want my life to be like this.”
She found Second Story for Young Mothers, and was able to find a safe haven for herself and her son.
“When I went to Second Story I wasn’t around that, I was around other mothers with their kids and they had similar stories. After I went to Second Story I had the tools I needed, and I didn’t have to go back.”
Now she’s a mom to her two sons, a student, and a homeowner.
Watch the video to learn how.