Beatrice has lived a life of survival; abandoned by her birth parents and then later by her adoptive mother. Beatrice learned to fend for herself. Abusing drugs and alcohol gave her a way to flee, to forget the pain of rejection, sexual exploitation, and abuse she suffered while living on the streets.
Ten years ago, desperately longing for change in her life. Beatrice cried out to God for help and he lovingly intervened in a miraculous way. With the encouragement from people at a local church, Beatrice developed a personal relationship with God and began the journey of healing from the abuse and addictions that had for so long controlled her life.
Beatrice has been a part of the Defend Dignity team since 2011.