DebraNearly 8 years ago, Debra Collins came to us with no place to stay and looking to start her life anew after a lifetime of hardships and tragedy. Today she comes to us again; this time to share her story of success, as a new author of her autobiography “Crossing Over Boundaries”.

In 2005, Debra became a resident in our 40-bed emergency shelter, eventually exiting successfully to our transitional housing program. From the first day she became a client with Ascencia (then, PATH Achieve Glendale), it was clear that Debra was determined to do whatever she had to do to get her life back on track. Her strong positive attitude, dedication and hard work led Debra to a better paying job, permanent housing and ultimately, being reunited with her children, who had been in a family member’s care while Debra got back on her feet.

In the years after her time at Ascencia, Debra has continued to excel. Her recent book “Crossing Over Boundaries” chronicles her journey through child abuse, self-destruction, recovery and self-discovery and serves to inspire others who have suffered.

In honor of Debra’s courage, Ascencia is pleased to announce a book signing and information session on Sunday July 14th at the Central Library in Glendale. Debra will read excerpts from her new book and share how Ascencia’s support helped her maintain sobriety and break the cycle of homelessness.

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Central Library, City of Glendale
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by Ascencia, Library, Arts & Culture and Friends of the Glendale Public Library.

Find her book here.


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