Lynda was once a straight-A student with dreams of becoming a third grade teacher. But her dreams unraveled. As a teenager, she ran away from home to escape an abusive stepfather. Soon after that, she started using drugs and was living on and off the streets. Lynda became lost in addiction while cycling in and out of jail.
In February 2013, Lynda moved into N Street Village’s Recovery Housing program, a residential community where women live together and work on stabilizing their mental health and overcoming addiction. Lynda came to N Street Village determined to stay sober and stay out of jail again. And with the support of the Village community, she has done just that and so much more!
This year’s Annual Empowerment Luncheon at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel will be Wednesday, June 18. We will be welcoming Valarie Jarrett who is the Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker AND Lynda cannot wait take the podium to share her personal success story with YOU! Please join us as we celebrate the positive changes we can make together in the lives of our city’s most vulnerable women.
Purchase your Annual Empowerment Luncheon tickets today!
*All attendees are entered to win a weekend staycation for two!*
“I cannot believe how much I have accomplished in this last year,” said Lynda. “It is an honor to be asked to share my story on stage with those who helped me get where I am today.”
Weekend Staycation Details: A one night weekend stay at The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel in a deluxe room; stay is based on availability, breakfast for two at EDGAR, which is located inside the hotel.