Just as Ashley was turning 25, she received an HIV diagnosis. Ashley’s relationship with her family had come apart, she moved away from her partner for safety reasons, and when she discovered she was pregnant, she needed emergency housing and access to health support services.
“I’ve been blessed with a miracle named Mataya.”
For Ashley, the idea of being a mother and living with HIV did not feel possible. The nine months she spent at Fife House’s Transitional Housing Program prepared her for carrying and caring for Mataya. She says, finding access to medication is possible, though securing a place to store them and recover without worry presents a new set of challenges.
“Thankfully, the Transitional Housing Program at Fife House provided me with enough time to figure things out. Without Fife House, I would have struggled significantly more.”