Daesha came to LifeHouse young, pregnant, and fearful. Her tenuous home life caused her to become anxious and stressed to the point of losing weight at an unhealthy rate during her pregnancy. The now resident was kicked out of her home and someone referred her to LifeHouse.
Shortly after Daesha was accepted into the maternity program, she learned to open up and accept people who weren’t family. Daesha saw a stark contrast between the stress she had been experiencing at home and the now peaceful environment she enjoyed. Slowly over time, the mom to be’s life began moving in a more positive direction. Due to her success in the maternity program, she was invited to live in LifeHouse’s Aftercare Home – a year-long discipleship and educational program for new mothers.
In Aftercare, Daesha found a joyful family in her houseparents, roommate, and new church home. Since she is due in April she is using this time to study motherhood and receive hands-on training from her housemom and roommate, who had her baby in December. Daesha is completing her classes in order to become a nurse and will continue to work on her degree while living in the home once the baby is born.