Marina learned the hard way that the old saying is true:
Sometimes you can’t go home. Marina’s childhood was marked by
addiction – her parents’ addiction and her own. Fortunately, her
probation officer saw her perseverance and determination and sent
her to Koinonia Homes for Teens.
As a foster youth at Koinonia, Marina turned her life around, due
in part to Koinonia’s participation in United Way’s financial
stability initiative, which includes our $en$e-Ability project
that helps foster youth become financially literate and build
savings accounts for when they move out on their own.