To add to her problems, her brother had fallen in with a negative peer group and brought them to her parents’ house when her parents weren’t home. They treated Nadine poorly, to the point that she would skip meals just so she wouldn’t have to go downstairs to deal with them.
Nadine knew of a young man living at Mercy Home, who told her about the Home and suggested she consider moving in.
She was hesitant at first but decided to reach out to our Admissions department to discuss the possibility. The coworker she spoke to recommended that she live with her sister until she could come to Mercy Home. She also provided Nadine with support before she moved in.
Living with her sister was better, but she still had to work to help support her sister’s family. And her brother and his friends followed her to her sister’s house.
“It wasn’t even safe to go outside, and that’s what would cause me anxiety,” she said. “I wouldn’t even leave the house unless it was for work.”
When Nadine moved into Mercy Home, she was apprehensive. Having been abused and neglected by baby-sitters throughout her life, she didn’t trust our coworkers at first. She was shy and scared.
But eventually, things changed.