Shautina: No Choice but to Shine

Shautina: No Choice but to Shine

It was a moment of God-given self-restraint that led Shautina, 39, to The Grooming Project.  She was standing outside her apartment complex’s office smoking a cigarette and “sulking in misery.” The stressors of being a single mother of two had piled. After receiving...
FINDING HER PLACE: KARA JOHNSON

FINDING HER PLACE: KARA JOHNSON

FINDING HER PLACE: KARA JOHNSON Life wasn’t going well for Kara Johnson. She didn’t know – never had known — her mom. Her father suffered mental health and addiction issues and wasn’t the best role model. Nor was his ex-wife, who gave Kara a home for a while,...