Deena’s Story

Hi, my name is Deena and I’m a single mom to four boys and one daughter. I came to Rainbow Village because I was in a domestic violence situation and was separated from my husband. I was really, really distraught when I first came here and didn’t know which way to turn. It was like my mind was just totally gone because I had so much going on inside.

I came to Rainbow Village and had someone to talk to that could help me start to sort it all out. I attended the life-skills classes and they helped me to get my mind back on the right track, but it took some time. I really appreciate Rainbow Village for what you taught me because I really didn’t know which way I was going to go. Today I find that I still draw from those lessons I learned from my classes at Rainbow Village. They taught me how to budget, how to save money, how to be my own person. Talking about this brings tears to my eyes. In my marriage I lost myself. He did everything and controlled everything. Rainbow Village helped me find myself again.

I’m proud to share that I’m getting ready to purchase a home of my own. My time at Rainbow Village helped me to gain my confidence. I learned how to be a whole person. My budget plan helped me to have enough each month to save. When I left Rainbow Village I had almost $6,000 in savings and now I have almost $18,000! The programs you helped me go through and the habits I have formed have allowed me to do things I didn’t know were possible.

Coming to Rainbow Village made a tremendous change in my life and the lives of my children. I went back to school and got my instructors license so now I teach and sub at Empire Beauty School and am the head daytime instructor at Georgia Beauty School. I love teaching! Everyone at Rainbow Village encouraged me to do what my heart desired and I did it. When I graduated I had perfect attendance and a 98% total average. My daughter is now in school studying cosmetology. My sons are on track to graduate soon too. I thank Rainbow Village so much for helping me to get back on the right track. I appreciate you and love you!