Cassandra Can

Cassandra Can

When Cassandra came to Sanctuary House, she felt safe and relieved for the first time in years. She wanted to get her children back, so she began to work with case managers and advocates to improve herself. In her journey to better her situation, she participated in...
Desta Can

Desta Can

A fighter her whole life, Desta’s initial response to the Family Works program was to fight back and preserve herself and the only life she knew. She questioned the expectations and motivations of the staff who were trying to help her. Because of this  paranoia and...
Hannah Can

Hannah Can

Without the benefit of legal counsel, Hannah sought a sexual assault protection order against her father, which was granted. Because of the statutory limitations of this type of protection order, her father could not be ordered to keep away from her university campus,...
Jim Can.

Jim Can.

When Jim was 19, he was living on the streets and had no home of his own. Desperate for money, Jim held up a grocery store at gunpoint in Omaha one night, but law enforcement quickly caught up with him and arrested him. He wound up serving ten years in prison. After...
Savannah Can.

Savannah Can.

Give Now One day, the Therapeutic School principal approached Savannah and asked her if she would be willing to talk with him. Savannah begrudgingly agreed. The principal told her that everyone’s goal was to help her unlock happiness and find her path to...
Liz Can.

Liz Can.

When Liz was 23 years old, she met Justin, with whom she fell in love and later married. A couple years later, she gave birth to her first child, a boy whom they named Giovany. Liz and Justin eventually had two more children, a boy named Andres and a girl they named...