Shawna Ervin cuddles with cats Matthew and Ashley and dog Max. Ervin said the family’s “fur babies” help her unwind at her Nampa home and offer companionship during the day while her children are away at school. Ervin has battled feelings of isolation as an Idahoan with a mental illness. But in the past few months, she started socializing with neighbors and making new friends, as well as venturing out into the job market.
Shawna Ervin cuddles with cats Matthew and Ashley and dog Max. Ervin said the family’s “fur babies” help her unwind at her Nampa home and offer companionship during the day while her children are away at school. Ervin has battled feelings of isolation as an Idahoan with a mental illness. But in the past few months, she started socializing with neighbors and making new friends, as well as venturing out into the job market. doswald@idahostatesman.com
Shawna Ervin cuddles with cats Matthew and Ashley and dog Max. Ervin said the family’s “fur babies” help her unwind at her Nampa home and offer companionship during the day while her children are away at school. Ervin has battled feelings of isolation as an Idahoan with a mental illness. But in the past few months, she started socializing with neighbors and making new friends, as well as venturing out into the job market. doswald@idahostatesman.com

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