A Harrowing Journey Now Getting Better
When we caught up with Mitchell, a Reno native, she was helping out with the Saint Vincent’s lunch for those in need. It’s been a long journey for Mitchell who used to be homeless herself and who was also trafficked.
“Every day I feel like I'm accomplishing something,” she told us. “And the people that notice me that I've been there before, they say that, they really appreciate me and how I've changed and it's changed the way I look at Reno and our community and the people here that don't have a lot.”
She says she now has a home but five years ago she hit rock bottom in Denver, where lured by people she knew, she became a victim of sexual trafficking, no longer free of her own movements, trapped by a violent pimp. Thomas is now back with her children in Reno, including a son who is a multi sport athlete at Spanish Springs.
When we left her, she told us she wanted to share her story to show that turning your life around when you don’t think it’s possible can always happen, even if it’s very difficult.