Alexis Thrives at Fairweather Family Lodge
- December 9, 2015
- Posted by: swebadmin
- Category: Community Corner
Affected by the use of drugs in her family, Alexis was placed in foster care for a year.
Shortly after her mother Nancy arrived at Fairweather Family Lodge (FFL), Alexis was reunited with her. Alexis has shown tremendous growth and success since arriving in February 2012 to FFL, a United Way-funded program for formerly homeless mothers with significant disabilities and their children.
At age 12, Alexis has already overcome significant obstacles in her life. Upon arrival at FFL, Alexis began thriving. She is enrolled in advanced placement courses at her Middle School and is in the process of applying for a placement at a Magnet High School. She plays a vital role in the performing arts program at school, participating in choir, orchestra, and theatre arts.
When she is not at school, you can find Alexis at HYPE, a Youth Coalition and a Performing arts group, where she performs at different community centers teaching younger children and peers about the dangers of using tobacco through presentations and activities.
In her personal life, Alexis is a supportive daughter and helps to provide care for her mother who is facing end stage liver disease.
A role model to other children at FFL, Alexis’ outgoing spirit and personality uplift the entire Lodge community on a daily basis.
Alexis says that The Fairweather Family Lodge was the one place she could wake up and feel no sense of fear. Her life could finally begin.
Alexis plans to pursue a degree in Business to build a foundation for her long-term goals in the performing arts.
A United Way partner agency, Family Endeavors‘ Fairweather Programs provide supportive housing, case management, life skills training, and supportive employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities so that they can achieve a life full of stability, successes, and self-sufficiency.