Looking back, Rajanna explained, “I was broken. I accepted the emotional abuse for a long time so my kids would have a father but when he physically abused me, it was a breaking point-I had no dignity left.”
It was two years ago when Rajanna Brooks packed up her three children with all of their belongings, left her home in St.Louis and the job she worked at for 13 years and didn’t look back. She was determined to make a new life for her family.
“I was truly blessed that The Salvation Army heard my cry for help. They gave me the reassurance that our needs would be met every day with a roof over our heads, food on the table and a support system that kept cheering us on.”
Because of donors like you, The Salvation Army was able to provide Angel Tree Christmas assistance for the entire Brooks family, after school care for her children, connected Rajanna with parenting and budgeting classes and even provided the first month’s rent for her new apartment.
After two years, Rajanna and her children have moved out of our Transitional Housing program and into permanent housing and are doing great. She was able to complete her Associates Degree in Paralegal Law and is now working in the field.
Rajanna Brooks and her family are true Sally Stars as they shine their light brightly on this new journey and are able to share their story, their hurts, their challenges and their ability to overcome!