b'Jennifer knew she had to leave.The violence in her home was at a point where she feared for her life and in her words, I wasgonna end up dead. Jennifer found a bed at Good Shepherd Corks Edel House, an emergency accommodation which serves over 50 homeless women and children a night.Jennifer spent the next nine-and-a-half months at Edel House. She battled drug and alcohol addiction and is now in recovery. Good Shepherd Cork has continued to support Jennifers journey with housing, advocacy, and education.AtrstJenniferwasunsure,butsoonsawthe benets to the education program. I thought it might not be for me at all. Its really changed me, helped me to get routine in my life. I hadnt had it for such a long time. I forgot what life was. Itsjustshownmebitbybit.Computers,communications just the peopleeveryonescaring! I realize that there really is more to life.Today, thanks to Good Shepherd Cork, Jennifer has found a new level of independence and is living in her own home.connect 201945'