05/19/2011 12:17 pm ET Updated Jul 19, 2011

Homeless Women in Recovery Program Use Soccer To Turn Their Lives Around

Lisa Wrightsman used soccer to turn her life around. Now she's using it to help others do the same.

Wrightsman, a standout at Sacramento State and in a semipro league, later fell to drugs, alcohol, homelessness and jail.

Last year, however, she entered a Volunteers of America recovery program and discovered VOA's street soccer program at Mather.

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