Laura Spitzer spoke to Assistance League members about the pivotal role the Competencies Program played in her life when she was in the short term residential therapeutic program at Koinonia’s Home for Teens, a division of Koinonia Family Services in Placer County. Laura successfully completed the substance abuse treatment program there and has been sober for almost five years.
As Laura said, “I am lucky and grateful that I made it out of something that many people are consumed by. Thank you to Assistance League for all you have done for me and for all you do. You are making a difference!”
Laura has been in the Assistance League Scholarship program for four years. She is currently attending Sierra College and will be completing her Social and Behavioral Science degree this spring and will finish her Natural Science degree in the Spring of 2019. Her goal is to transfer to Sacramento State to the nursing program there. She has worked part-time as a nanny three years, she serves on the Koinonia Advisory Board, and she serves on the advisory committees of the California Department of Social Services and the Department of Health Care Services.
For more reading about Laura and our Scholarship program visit our blog here.