Before Interim House, Lisa had seriously considered killing herself. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, trapped in a bad relationship and diagnosed with HIV, Lisa saw death as the only viable option for herself.

With the help of friends and family, however, she left her life as a prostitute on the streets and came to Interim House. There, she made her first friends and connected with her therapist. Five years later, she's sober and healthy.

"I saw my son graduate and go to college. I love my life and my life loves me back. Interim House is where it all began."