- During her stay at Barrett Transitional Home, L.E. realized that her dream is to
be a social worker. Starting on that career path, L.E. worked in the
community and at her college work study program. She was assisted by the BTH case
manager to develop a savings plan that included buying a car before leaving Barrett. She
continues to be successful at work and school and is maintaining her permanent housing.
- G.B. was a successful graduate from the program and moved into permanent housing. During
her stay, she graduated from the Jobs Skills Training Program at Tidewater Community
College. She was able to purchase a car and has continued to have career
advancement after leaving the housing program.
- Ms. K came to Barrett with a desire to actively work on her substance abuse issues
and to remove a large amount of debt. Ms. K was determined to change
her life and stated all she needed was "a fresh start". She became involved
with her recovery, was employed and started the process of rebuilding her personal
relationships and her financial life. Ms. K was able to secure her own apartment
and continues to work and maintain sobriety.
- R.B. is a current resident who is also actively addressing her substance abuse history. She
volunteers in the community and is a student at the JSTP program at TCC. She
has received a voucher for permanent housing through the partnership with Norfolk
Community Services Board's Shelter Plus Care permanent housing program.