Donna was one of the first to walk through the doors of the Samaritan Daytop Village Women Veterans Program. Despite growing up with many luxuries in a beautiful, stable home with strong parental involvement, Donna began experimenting with drugs and alcohol in her late teens. After five years of service in the Army, her transition to civilian life included substance use to ease the stress and struggles of her circumstances, which included loss of her marriage, family and job. Samaritan Daytop Village provided her the safe environment and stability to face her addiction and experiences.