Grateful to Find Help Later in Life
“St. Patrick Center was relentless about getting me help. They greeted me with open arms. They didn’t stop until they helped me.”
She never thought she would need St. Patrick Center’s help at this stage of her life, but Arddeenia Davis was certainly grateful to get it. Her younger years were rough—addiction, life on the streets and the danger that comes with it—but she turned her life around and escaped with a great career, marriage and family. “Life doesn’t always go as planned, though, and I needed to move to St. Louis to help my aging mother.” Shortly thereafter, Arddeenia learned her daughter had Stage Four breast cancer.
When violent situations with a family member in her mother’s house kept recurring, Arddeenia needed to find a new living arrangement. Feeling depression coming on, the former Army veteran and Medicare specialist knew where to go for resources: the Veterans Administration. “After the VA referred me, St. Patrick Center was relentless about getting me help. They greeted me with open arms and didn’t stop until they helped me.” Specifically, we helped Arddeenia find a job that she loves and got her on her feet with first and last month’s rent.
The move to St. Louis from Kansas made it easier on Arddeenia and her daughter when she comes to St. Louis for treatments. After all she has been through, Arddeenia is convinced that St. Patrick Center helped has helped her keep her life in order. “It’s an excellent program. They give you hope when you’re tired. I’m just so happy.”
Published April 5, 2021