Tiara Smith

My name is Tiara Smith and I am 20 years old. I am from Los Angeles, CA. One night my mom left me and my brother in a house for 3 days and came back under the influence, caused us to be removed from her care. When I turned 18 I went to jail for attempted murder but by the grace of God, I was out within 9 months. After getting into more trouble I found a shelter that allowed me to focus on bettering my life. I got back into school, and got a job at Lyfe Kitchen.

One important lesson I learned while transitioning into adulthood is you have to forgive and live your life how you want your future to be, not based on your past. Your past doesn’t make you. My goals are to finish school, work hard, and save money.

I would like Seed House Project to help me save money and work hard.