Savana and her three sisters grew up in utter dysfunction as both her parents were addicts. There was constant fighting between her mom and dad and her father was physically abusive to her mother. As a result of these conditions, Savana grew up feeling alone and abandoned and thinking that she was the only one with parents that lived this way. Because of her parent’s lifestyle, her home was a turned into a drug house, with gang members coming in and out and stashing their drugs and guns inside the home. Savana was forced into isolation and that’s how she spent most of her time as a child.
At the age of 13, Savana started experimenting with Marijuana and Meth to cope with her feelings of isolation. Her traumatic upbringing propelled her down a path of destruction and despair with Methamphetamines and Pills. She ran into the arms of an older man who brainwashed her and led her into a full-blown Meth addiction.
By the age of 21, Savana found herself lost, hurting and on the brink of insanity. In an attempt to find some relief, she took a handful of pills and overdosed. Her Aunt quickly threw her in the shower to help save her life. When Savana regained consciousness, she started crying out to God to help save her and change her life. Shortly after this event, God answered her prayers and she met a graduate from the Hoving Home, which ultimately led to her walking through the doors herself to find healing, refuge, and freedom.
Savana proudly expresses that since coming to the home, “God has healed me and given me a second chance at life.” Restoration is beginning between her and her parents and upon completing the program, Savana wants to go to school to become a drug and alcohol counselor. She now has a wonderful future to look forward too!