Adrienne lived with her mother and two siblings her whole life. She knows that her mother did the best she could but at a certain point she couldn’t take all the frustration and irritability that was directed her way. In Adrienne’s words, her mother would “take it out on me and a lot of times make me feel very down, worthless and confused.” There were also frequent threats that she would have to leave and have nowhere to go for her and her young son. In 2009, Adrienne heard about the Family Supportive Housing program at Connections through a friend and applied. There were lots of steps to being accepted, including obtaining documentation from her doctor regarding her issues with major depression and anxiety. While in the program she has been able to focus on her own mental health and employment and her son’s progress in school. Today, Adrienne works at an assisted living residence for senior citizens here on the North Shore.