By Virginia Burroughs, Daytona News
Aisha Ford, a junior majoring in film studies at Wright State University, has a life story to tell that she isn’t afraid to share.
She’s spoken out for Linda Vista, a program for women and children victimized by abuse that helped her family transition from homelessness, and may turn her story into a documentary.
Born in Cincinnati, Aisha was left with her siblings and father while still in grade school when her mother — who had custody of the children — moved to Dayton. “Our dad was abusive to Mom, so she left,” said Aisha.
Homeless, she went to the Dayton YWCA’s shelter for abused women. “She also had a drug problem, and the shelter made her deal with that and got her into a program.”
Counselors at the Y also introduced her mother to Linda Vista, which provides long-term housing and multifaceted services.