By Constance Taylor, Employment Services Job Coach
I get such an awesome opportunity as a job coach to work with families like Sharon and her teenage daughter. They are such a delight to watch as they scurry together trying to put their lives in motion.
Sharon ended up in homelessness after helping to care for her parents. Her father passed away and her mother is in a nursing home unable to care for herself. Shortly after, unable to maintain the expenses of the home, they had to move out of the house.
Sharon has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is working part-time as a cashier/front desk attendant. She is willing to do whatever it takes to put her family back together again.
She is confident, but humble enough to work with our volunteer budgeters and staff learning new skills. She is appreciative of everything anyone does for her family. Her daughter is enrolled in Mind Drive, which is an engineering and science-based program for teens. She is also in job training for teens at the Halo Foundation.
This is a woman deserving of good things. She works hard and desires to reach her potential. She also exposes her daughter to many learning opportunities.