Emily C, Member

“I spent 8 and a half months living at avenues 12 and it became my home. The girls I lived with became my family. I learned how to be honest and not only accept help, but to ask for it. I learned how to respect myself and others and the value of having true friendships. Avenues pushed me; it wasn’t always easy but the rewards are well worth it. I celebrated my first year sober and I have no doubt that it is because I came here and accepted what they had to offer. Avenues saved my life and then taught me how to live it. I an now attending Florida State University.”