Albert
Success Story

Success Story: Albert

“Nothing’s easy. There’s always [hardships]—but if you stay diligent, it pays off,” explains Albert, who came to YWCA St. Paul after getting laid off in

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Tameisha and her children
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Success Story: Tameisha

Tameisha and her sons became homeless after fleeing an abusive relationship. While staying in a domestic violence shelter, the family learned they had been accepted

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Tavanja
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Success Story: Tavanja

Fearful for their safety, Tavanja bravely fled an abusive relationship to start a new life for herself and her three children. Although relieved to be

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Khalique
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Success Story: Khalique

Equipped with the talent to go far, Khalique needed extra support to help realize his potential. At the YWCA, he found a team of people

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Carol
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Success Story: Carol

Ready to overcome a life-long fear of water, Carol became a member of YWCA St. Paul’s Health & Fitness Center (HFC) and bravely enrolled in

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Precious
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Success Story: Precious

At 24, Precious courageously ended an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend knowing a brighter future lay ahead. “I felt so free once I left him.

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Eritrea
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Success Story: Eritrea

Laid off in 2011, Eritrea was frustrated by a difficult economy and the obstacles that stood in her way of finding another job. Interested in

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Lindsay
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Success Story: Lindsay

Looking at a picture from her 25th wedding anniversary, Lindsay barely recognizes the woman smiling back. The photo reminds her of a time when she

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Rozan
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Success Story: Rozan

“When I was in Lebanon, I didn’t have a dream,” Rozan says, reflecting on her childhood there. Only able to attend one year of school,

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Quentin
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Success Story: Quintin

Struggling at school with academics and behavior, Quintin was referred to YWCA St. Paul for tutor­ing. After learning more about challenges he was fac­ing at

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