By Elizabeth Amon, The Imprint, November 15, 2020
She had been homeless and struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts over three difficult years, when Elsa St Clair was released in January from an Idaho psychiatric hospital.
Today, the 24-year-old enjoys a reliable internet connection in a Spokane apartment that she’s decorated with the flag of Eastern Washington University, where she hopes to study nursing. In preparation for her future career, she is about to start an online phlebotomy class. And amid all the changes in her life, she also serves on a youth advisory board to support other unhoused young people.
“I hit the ground running,” Elsa said.