LIKE any new mum, Kristina Crossman just wanted what is best for her child.
But her journey to become a mother wasn’t always smooth sailing, hindered by drug addiction and homelessness.
“I lived in a place full of drugs and I was doing things I shouldn’t have been doing and proceeded to fall pregnant,” she said.
“I was so worried my son wouldn’t have anything or he would be taken off me.”
These hardships allowed Kristina to connect with United Synergies, engaging with a specialist homelessness program which the talented artist said changed her life for the better.
Now more young people on the Coast have the opportunity to engage with the program, with a new crisis accommodation opening in Golden Beach.
Kristina hopes more accommodation like this will continue opening doors across the region.
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