What She Faced: Coping with the devastating loss of her father, Rachel struggled with focusing on school and faced issues with her confidence.

How CIS-SA Helped: Our site coordinator, Sandra, enrolled Rachel in a grief group and provided a safe place Rachel could visit when she needed extra support. Sandra encouraged Rachel to pursue her passion for acting which led to promising start to a career in theater.

Where She Is Now:  Rachel was accepted to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and is excited to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.