Janet came from a middle class family and married a construction worker right after completing dental hygienist school. With the birth of their first child, Janet became a stay at home mom. When her husband suddenly left five years later, she was at a loss. He had cleared out the bank account and, she discovered, had not paid the rent for over three months. With no income or savings, Janet and her daughter Saylah had nowhere to go.
A friend told Janet about ACCESS and gave her the number for the homeless hotline. After spending a week on the waiting list, Janet and Saylah moved into ACCESS. Through the Stepping Stones classes offered at ACCESS, Janet was able to gain the skills and confidence she needed to re-enter the workforce. With staff support, Janet created a new resume, practiced interviewing and applied for dental hygiene jobs. Her hard work paid off. Janet left ACCESS after 34 days with a full-time job and a two-bedroom apartment at full market rent.
Janet was able to take charge of her life in just 34 days.
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