After the incident with her mother’s boyfriend, the NC Department of Social Services (DSS) opened an investigation regarding the incident. During that time, Keshawna was referred to LifeSet, after a North Carolina LifeSet Clinical Supervisor connected with the DSS Investigation Unit to provide them with more information about our services. Youth Villages worked with Keshawna upon her 18th birthday when other service providers were unable to continue working with her.
Keshawna credits LifeSet with her ability to be more assertive, budget her finances and communicate more confidently. Having that support made all the difference for Keshawna.
“I noticed when using more assertive communications I have built up my confidence,” Keshawna said. “They (specialists) are always there.”
Keshawna is now a freshman at North Carolina Central University. Her goal is to be a social worker and become a licensed therapist. She has also been accepted to the LifeSet Scholars program, which is an extension of LifeSet, that helps young people complete academic degrees or vocational programs. It’s because of programs like LifeSet, that young adults like Keshawna keep striving for their goals, even in the midst of adversity.