Transforming Lives: Shatosha Jones' Journey with The Salvation Army

Nov 8, 2023

Shatosha Jones went from being incarcerated four times for various misdemeanors to a fulfilling new life as a fashion boutique owner, counselor at a rehabilitation center, and teacher of a fashion course at a local college, all thanks to The Salvation Army. Despite her repeated struggles with addiction, The Salvation Army helped Shatosha rekindle her faith and build a new support system. For over 70 years, The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Complex in Cleveland, OH, has served some of the most vulnerable populations, including homeless individuals, those looking to recover from substance abuse, and the formerly incarcerated.

Through various programs, including trips to Cuyahoga Community College, employment readiness initiatives, grief recovery programs, and the support of a motherly figure named Ms. Thompson, Shatosha found her way to self-improvement, consistency, and renewed faith. Shatosha credits Harbor Light for her tremendous change, expressing gratitude for the welcoming community that helped turn her life around. "Harbor Lights was the first halfway house I went to, and I did the right thing. It taught me consistency." – Shatosha Jones

Thanks to generous donors and key partners, Harbor Light continues to provide shelter, re-entry services, and substance abuse treatment to aid in rehabilitating and supporting individuals like Shatosha.

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