Spirit of Woman graduation ceremony

FRESNO, Calif.

Thirty three women donned caps and gowns at the 13th annual Spirit of Woman graduation on Friday night.

For the last year these women have worked hard to maintain sobriety and regain the trust of their families. And in many cases, the women have regained custody of their children.

"We get them to a place where they can again love themselves. It's been a very long time for them and tonight is gonna show how much they've dedicated themselves to becoming bigger and better for their family," said Lorena Perez, Spirit of Woman.

Spirit of Woman is a non-profit intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for pregnant women and women with children.

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