I have hope for my future. I know where I want to go, and an idea of how to get there. I know that the key elements are education and a job. No one can make it alone.
Former homeless youth in member program
Promise House, Texas
Dorothy came to us when she was 16. She was a junior in highschool, and her mother and her had so much conflict that she had to find a place to live long-term before she was thrown out of her house. She came into the shelter first and then moved into our Lifestyles Transitional Living Program. Through the help of Promise House and her basketball coach, Dorothy excelled in school and became the captain of her basketball team. She was picked as one of five young women to meet Oprah Winfrey when Promise House was chosen as an Oprah's Angels beneficiary (the highlight of her life, according to Dorothy).
She graduated from high school with honors, and with assistance from the Promise House Blake Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, she was able to graduate from Texas A&M Commerce last year with honors. She is now working on her graduate nursing degree at the University of Texas at Tyler, again with the help of our scholarship fund. Go Dorothy!