“St. Patrick Center has helped me to get to where I am now.”
Betty’s battle with alcohol started when she moved from Little Rock to St. Louis at age 20. She got into conflicts, became depressed, and eventually became homeless. After getting into recovery, she came to St. Patrick Center’s Shamrock Club.
“At first I was nervous and thought I was not like the other clients, but after I started taking classes I realized that I was like them,” Betty says. “St. Patrick Center helped me to discover that I needed help from others.”
Betty worked with her counselors to overcome her conflicts and get to know herself. She credits her case managers with teaching her responsibility, personal skills and confidence. Betty also worked with her counselors to set goals – goals which she has achieved.
Today, Betty is housed and has learned to love living on her own. She has been reunited with her children and enjoys having them back in her life. “I depend on St. Patrick Center for my strength – they helped me make it through the hard times.”