By Jennifer Harrison
Adrianna is a 34 year old mother with multiple medical diagnoses. She actually lived at Dakota Woodlands as a child, along with her mother and three sisters. Her three sisters have also returned to Dakota Woodlands, since becoming adults.
After her divorce, Adrianna was left with nothing and was homeless for about a year before coming to Dakota Woodlands. Despite the many challenges Adrianna faced, her main goal was always to create a better life for her child. She was a very positive and pleasant resident and a great mother.
Adrianna completed Dakota Woodlands program and even participated in the work program to earn points for the store during her stay. Adrianna was always with her son and frequently told staff that he comes first and she is doing all of this for him. She also told staff how happy and grateful she was to be at Dakota Woodlands.
This past Fall, Adrianna moved into an apartment with her son and she said even though she knew she would be welcomed back to Dakota Woodlands, it is very unlikely that she will ever have to return here.
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