Heather was raised in a home afflicted with violence and substance abuse and turned to drugs to dull the pain. A homeless drug addict, her hopelessness led to an overdose. When she woke up in the hospital, she learned she was pregnant. The pregnancy was the impetus for her to change both her own life and that of her unborn son.
As a result of Heather’s participation in Cope’s home visitation program, she is sober, has her own apartment and is enrolled at Napa Valley College. She is determined to break the cycle of childhood abuse she experienced and to build a brighter future for her son.