Hi, my name is Krista. I would like to share a little bit of my past and the wonderful life I live now because of the opportunity I had residing at the Hope’s Door Shelter.
A year and a half ago I was in a very dark place. In the prime of my addiction, I isolated myself from my kids, family, and friends. Filled with shame and guilt, I had once again relapsed and was on the run from the law. On June 27th, 2015 the lord had saved me and I was picked up on my second burglary charge. I did a good 90 days until I was released to the drug court program. Two weeks later I was accepted into Hopes Door.
This place gave me the structure, safety, and the freedom to be successful in my recovery and my life. Through my hard work and determination, my life began to soar. The staff at Hope’s Door helped me as much as I was willing to help myself.
I was accepted into the early transitional housing program and hooked up with the CATCH program. Within 6 months upon arriving at Hope’s Door I am now living in my own apartment. All three of my children live with me. I have a wonderful job and my own car.
Today, I am 13 months sober and faithfully working a program of recovery. The staff at Hope’s Door gave me the respect, support, and unconditional love that I needed to grow into the woman I am today.
Thank you to Advocates Against Family Violence for letting me share my story. And to the women out there who feel lost and hopeless: Just remember you are worth it, and you have to learn to love and trust yourself before you can love anyone else.
Hope’s Door Shelter
Hope’s Door is the only domestic violence specific to women and children shelter in Canyon County. We provide protection not only for victims in Idaho, but across the entire United States.
While staying at Hope’s Door Shelter, survivors are able to take part in many different educational courses that focus on healthy relationships and life skills. Our goal is to empower individuals to set the course for eliminating violence in their lives and throughout our community.