Transformation Story

Meet Emily Chapa

“I’d been using since I was 15 years old, and this is the longest I’ve ever been sober in my life. I got clean once before, but it was only for 3 years before I relapsed. Being able to double that and celebrate 6 years sober this year has meant a lot. I may have abandoned my kids as they were growing up, but today, I’m different. I’m a good grandmother. One thing we need to learn as women is that being emotional is not a weakness, but a strength. We need to learn to use our voices and take care of ourselves or we can’t take care of anybody.”

-Emily Chapa, Substance Abuse Counselor. #homiesofLA #InternationalWomensDay