Australia
Success Story

Success Story: Australia

Australia had always had a job to support herself and her two sons. After switching to working part time in order to pursue her education

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J'Nae and her children smiling at camera
Success Story

Success Story: J’Nae

Video Transcript [J’Nae at home, preparing some broccoli] J’Nae: My name is J’Nae. I have two children and I’m trying to change the way that

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Jaquon sitting in park
Success Story

Success Story: Jaquon

Video Transcript Jaquon: I was on a very dark path. I was doing things that I regret now that I’m older. I was just doing

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Wendy smiling at camera
Success Story

Success Story: Wendy

Video Transcript Wendy: I gained weight slowly over many many years. A few pounds every year and I found myself 105 pounds overweight. My health

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Monique smiling at camera on MetroTransit bus, wearing her work uniform
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Success Story: Monique

Video Transcript Monique: I’m not afraid of work and I’m not afraid of hard work; it’s just being able to have the tools or the

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Shay
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Success Story: Shay

When Shay was 10 she witnessed the murder of her mother, father and sister. Reeling from the trauma and grieving the loss of her family,

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Frankie
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Success Story: Frankie

Frankie is a lap swimmer. It’s not always easy, but for 45 years the sidestroke has been her therapy. “I swim because it’s something that

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Irina and her children
Success Story

Success Story: Irina

Far away from friends and family, Irina spent seven years in an abusive marriage. “It was like living on a volcano,” she recalls, “never knowing

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Curtis
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Success Story: Curtis

For four years, Curtis worked at a local meat packing plant. The shifts were grueling and conditions difficult, but it was steady work. “Making $15

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Israeel
Success Story

Success Story: Israeel

Unemployed and struggling to afford childcare for her son, Israeel was determined to build a better life for her family. As a participant in our

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