Observing the deteriorating conditions in Mott Haven especially the widespread use of heroin, needle drug and cocaine, Reverend Overall decided to stand up for the betterment of poor children, so that the future of nation could be built on the strong foundations. Her efforts contributed to lessen the sufferings of children in Mott Haven. In the beginning the number of HIV positive cases was observed by her to be very high as every children in the region knew anyone suffering from HIV and almost one quarter of women were found to be positive for HIV which lead to the increased number of pediatric AIDS cases. As a result of her efforts the use of crack cocaine declined along with the decreased homicide rates (Kozol 2004:11). School improvements programs started to be launched which contributed to restructure the behavior of white children towards socially backward black ones. In order to tackle the issue of drug usage she raised the voice for medical initiatives taken on the part of Mott Haven’s authorities. To decrease the sufferings of the neighborhoods she responded by trying to come at agreement regarding the reconstruction of housing facilities which has been proceeding at good pace in the localities of Bronx.