Category: Success Story

Wendy smiling at camera
Fitness Success Stories

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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Shay
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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Frankie
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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Irina and her children
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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Curtis
EED

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
EED

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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Rakeem
Youth

Success Story: Rakeem

At 15, Rakeem was in crisis. Battling the effects of early childhood trauma, years in foster care and a dissolved adoption, he faced a return

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Shalonda and her daughter
Housing

Success Story: Shalonda

For 14 years, Shalonda endured domestic violence. Although she was afraid for her life, she didn’t think she was strong enough to leave. It was

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