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“I am you.” Christina Hunter’s journey to mentoring mothers

Posted by Kyle Collier

When asking Karen’s Place Maternity Center’s (KPMC) Peer Support Specialist Christina Hunter some words that describe her prior life, ‘broken’ and ‘lost’ first come to her mind. Today those words are ‘mother’ and ‘mentor’. Christina is widely known among mothers at KPMC. However, some mothers are surprised to find out that at the beginning of 2019, Christina was a homeless heroin addict faced with one of her biggest challenges yet -- she was pregnant.