Saint Louise House created the opportunity for me to have the stability that has allowed me to be where I am today.
Kayla had a turbulent history of instability. She grew up a ward of the state when her mother was incarcerated and, upon graduation from the foster care program, found herself in daily survival mode. After leaving a violent relationship and experiencing homelessness, Kayla and her young daughter finally found their way to Saint Louise House. The stability of not having to worry where she and her baby would sleep each night made the impossible possible for her. She was finally able to focus on her educational goals for herself and her daughter.
Kayla earned a master’s degree in social work and, after graduating from Saint Louise House, went on to earn a law degree in pursuit of her goals to work for justice and system change. An advocate for foster children, Kayla is a self-confident and independent role model for her daughter.