Carolyn Bostrack is the picture of success, an author and career woman with an MBA and a daughter soon off to college.
But were it not for a landmark program launched shortly before her daughter’s birth, the pair would have likely gone off course.
Bostrack, 39, was 19 and pregnant when she learned of the Family and Children’s Center Healthy Families Program. Molested as a child, Bostrack was once again trapped in the cycle of abuse as an adult, wed to a suspicious, controlling man who isolated her from her friends and questioned her every move. While terrified to find herself pregnant in a violent situation, the pregnancy was what ultimately led her to freedom.