Marissa was a resident at Hope’s Door. Marissa came to Hope’s Door as a referral from the catch Program. She had been living in shelters for the past year and had nowhere to go. She was forced to move back to Oregon with family members but had legal issues that needed to be resolved here in Idaho.
When Marissa came to Hope’s Door in December of 2014 with her 1-month-old daughter, she had been clean and sober for 9 months when entering our program, after struggling for a long time with addiction issues. She had been in several abusive relationships throughout her life and needed a place that could help her deal with those issues.
While staying at Hope’s Door, Marissa has taken classes to help protect herself and her children. She was given referrals to other agencies and also received counseling services through Hope’s Door. She has resolved her legal issues and is excited to move on with her life. She is currently working part-time to support her daughter and is working on regaining custody of her other children. Marissa will soon be relocating back to Baker City, Oregon, where she has good family support and plans to maintain her sobriety.