40 Stories for 40 Years: Myrna Mata

by Emily Roberts | Nov 29, 2018

When Myrna came to The Family Place in the spring of 2016, she says she and her three children were trapped in a toxic cycle of abuse.

“Not only did the counselors at The Family Place help me get out of my situation, but also they helped me grow as a person,” she says. “With the counseling I received, I have became stronger and can make better decisions. The Family Place helped me see and focus on the things that once were impossible.”

With guidance from The Family Place, Myrna received a scholarship to get her Real Estate license and is now involved in Toastmasters. She has learned to speak about the struggles she went through and the strength she and her family have found.

“I wish every woman or man that is going through a tough time like we once did could get the help we got at The Family Place,” she says. “I wish I could change the way I came to The Family Place, but I will forever be a strong and valuable person thanks to the people there who helped me.”