Category: Success Story

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Success Story: Claudia

After completing YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program, Claudia’s goals led her back to YWCA St. Paul’s employment services. As a participant in YW Works,

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Fitness

Success Story: Pete

A fierce competitor his whole life, when Pete ran into health issues in his 80s, he showed that lifelong fitness is its own reward. Just

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Youth

Success Story: Maryam

Maryam lives with her parents and three younger siblings in an apartment just a few blocks away from YWCA St. Paul, but before coming to

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Housing

Success Story: Chanell

Like many parents, Chanell spends a lot of time in the car, with drop-offs and pick-ups going between school and daycare, work and home. Chanell’s

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Youth

Success Story: Nena

Before she began spending time at YWCA St. Paul, Nena struggled with how to spend her time in a productive way that would build a

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Youth

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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Fitness

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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Housing

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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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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