Category: Success Story

Ihesha
EED

Success Story: Ihesha

Earning close to minimum wage and struggling to make ends meet, Ihesha never thought she could do more. Driven to provide a better life for

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Linda
Fitness

Success Story: Linda

Living with high blood pressure for many years, Linda finally decided it was time to make a change. Determined to work toward her goal of

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Albert
EED

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
Housing

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
Housing

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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Carol
Fitness

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
EED

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
EED

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
Fitness

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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