Jessica Johnson was a sophomore in high school when she first became acquainted with Foundation 2. As a child, Jessica grew up in an unstable home environment. She became a troubled and suicidal adolescent, and when she was 15 years old her mother brought her to the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter. During her brief shelter stay and family counseling sessions, Jessica and her mom were able to:
- explore solutions to troubling issues and build skills in order to prevent or resolve future conflicts,
- support each other through listening and understanding, and
- clarify strengths, values, and needs.