Sharing Survival Stories Saturdays 

Inspirational and motivational stories from homelessness to a home. With special thanks to the Palm Health Foundation’s “BeWell DoWell” grant.

June 5th: Vida Smith

Young and naive, Vida fell in love with an American man whom she met in her home country of Ghana. They married and moved to the United States – where everything changed. Her charming husband became a master manipulator, who threatened her and their two daughters.


Vida shares her heartfelt and inspiring story of strength, courage, and sheer determination. Hear how she developed from the young, dependent immigrant to the determined hardworking single mother who earned her GED – and, is now working on her Ph.D. in Leadership at FAU.