IMPACT STORY | Carli and isabella
Carli – 22 years-old • Isabella – 1 year old
Carli was referred to Austin Angels when she was 7.5 months pregnant. She had no job, no family or friends, and was living on the streets. She had very little hope and, like most youth who age out of the foster care system, Carli had very few resources.
Immediately after Carli came into our program she received a Love Box leader who took on two roles - a mentor and a boss. Carli began working as an Executive Assistant for a successful real estate firm in Austin. Her Love Box group and our network raised over $4,000 to help get her on her feet. Through the financial and emotional support offered by her Love Box group, she was able to afford housing and a new professional wardrobe for work. Carli also received a donated car which she has now donated to another young mother-to-be in our program.
Today she has an apartment, a new car she purchased on her own last month, and is upwardly mobile in her career. Carli now has all the essentials she needs for herself and her beautiful little girl, Isabella. She is living the life she couldn’t dream of a year ago.
“I believe that the key to breaking these devastating cycles is allowing people to partner with those who are struggling in true and meaningful ways. To be the friends they need and the family they don’t have.”