My name is A’Nautica and I have two lovely daughters. Ava is four years old and Aya is two months.
Before coming to The Haven of Grace, I was living with my grandmother for 2 years. I didn’t get along well with her husband or my uncle who also lived with her, and eventually there was an altercation. I decided it was best for me and my older daughter to leave that situation.
I was pregnant with my second daughter at the time, and not sure where we were all going to go. I moved around for a few months staying with several different friends, but none of them could take us in long-term. I finally started looking at shelters on Google and came across The Haven. I called, made an appointment to do an in-take interview and was able to move in right away. I was really relieved because by that point, I felt like The Haven of Grace was my last option.
I have now been at The Haven for almost nine months, and I am grateful for my time here. The staff at The Haven are great supporters – my only supporters actually. They have helped me find a job. They have helped me get clothes and everything else I need for my girls. They have helped me learn how to build my savings. They have taught me how to be a better mother and a better me.
I’m so happy that I came to The Haven of Grace. I truly don’t know where my family would be without this program. I want to thank all of you who support us and make The Haven possible for families like mine.
A’Nautica, Ava & Aya