Tonia's Journey

I had a very loving and sheltered life until I was 9 years old and then my parents divorced. They both remarried shortly after and my life was turned upside down. I felt alone, confused, and ashamed.

At age 28, I got divorced and lost custody of my children which sent me into a downward spiral. I was lost and had no self-worth. A few years later, I hit rock bottom and a friend brought me to Hiway 80 Rescue Mission where I joined the New Direction Program. After graduating 10 months later, I joined the Hiway 80 Leadership Training Program and was later referenced to Heartisans’ Job Training Program. Heartisans has helped me find and rebuild my self-esteem and I’m really thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for all the opportunities that has put in front of me.