Women at risk routinely transition from shelter to Chadwick Residence to success. Our residents live, learn and grow with education and housing assistance. Here are just a few examples of how Chadwick Residence helps women from all different ages, backgrounds and situations.

Dina’s Story

Dina's StoryI had a stroke and couldn’t go back to work. I lost everything and ended up in an abusive relationship. Finally, I got courage to leave that abuse, even if that meant I would be on the streets.

I went to a shelter and they connected me with Chadwick Residence. At first I was afraid because I didn’t know what to expect. But, when I got there and met with my case manager, she told me that I could not fail as long as I tried.

I kept trying to get over the pain of my divorce, having a stroke and not being connected to my family. At my age, how could I be in a shelter? But, I was and I had to figure out what to do with myself.

The staff helped me get into a support group and I attended all of the groups available at the Residence. It helped me and I started to feel confident about myself and my future.

After a year, I moved out on my own and now, although I still have some fears and some pain, I am not in the same place I was. Chadwick Residence helped me to face myself and think about who I wanted to be.