Studies show that most people don’t become homeless when they run out of money, at least not right away. Most end up homeless when they run out of relationships. Which is what happen to Sandra.
“I had been a care-taker for my aunt and her home but when she passed, my family no longer wanted me and decided to bring me to Birmingham,” Sandra shared with us. Since caring for her family’s needs, Sandra hadn’t been in the workforce for some time and didn’t have recent job history or skills. She needed help.
“I didn’t like the emergency shelters, they were not helpful at all,” Sandra said. “I heard about Jessie’s Place and the programs they had to help people and that they were a Christian organization.” Since coming to Jessie’s Place, Sandra has worked hard in the learning center and has come a long way!
“Ms. Glenda in the learning center really encouraged me. She helped me learn about computers and now I have a job!” Sandra said excitedly.
Loving Her New Life
“Currently, I work as a merchandiser, but I’m looking forward to growing and going further in my career,” Sandra said. “The Stewart Learning Center at Jessie’s Place has really helped me to build my resume and get me a job I like.” Not only has Sandra grown professionally, but she’s reconnected with her family as well. “Jessie’s Place has helped me stay in contact with my son and encouraged me to reconnect with my daughter,” Sandra shared.
And the best news of all? Sandra’s about to move into her own place! “I look forward to moving very soon,” she said with a smile.