Growing up, Chonterra lived through a state of constant instability. By the age of 16, she had already attended nearly 20 different schools and had just given birth to her daughter Tiffany. Shortly thereafter, Chonterra was forced to leave her mother’s home due to domestic violence and spent the next 2 years sleeping in shelters and cars while raising her daughter.
Through Facing Forward, Chonterra has been connected with stable housing and no longer worries where she and her family will rest their heads at night. She is now steadily employed and has enrolled Tiffany in school. They live together with Chonterra’s partner Omar and rejoice in turning their house into a home. Chonterra and her family are moving beyond homelessness, finding stability, self-sufficiency, and hope for the future.