All of this put a strain on her relationship with her mother, who had a full house under her care, including Destiny’s brother, sister, and cousins.
“Things weren’t great between my mom and I,” Destiny said. “There was a lack of communication on both ends. There were things I needed to tell her, but we had to build trust, and trust was something we didn’t have at that moment.”
Desperate for a solution, her mother searched for options until she settled on one that felt right—Mercy Home. Destiny knew she needed an outlet where she felt supported, so she agreed to move in.
“I wanted to come to Mercy Home because I felt like they could offer me a lot of help and it was help that I didn’t have [before],” she said. “It was one of the best decisions I ever made.”
Immediately, she set her sights on improving her grades.
“I always had potential to do great [but] I just didn’t really apply myself,” she said. “When I came to Mercy Home, I had to make that change.”