Category: Success Story

Rozan
Housing

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
Youth

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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Takeysha
EED

Success Story: Takeysha

Takeysha struggled in high school and never thought she could go further. When she became the sole provider for her two children and became homeless,

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Jill
Fitness

Success Story: Jill

In early 2012, Jill slipped on a patch of ice and broke her wrist. With her injury, she became reluctant to spend time outdoors and

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Cornelia
Fitness

Success Story: Cornelia

At age 92, Cornelia noticed her balance and stamina were quickly declining. She struggled to do simple things like opening jars and lifting small objects,

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LaTanya
Housing

Success Story: LaTanya

After many ups and downs, including stays at various Twin Cities homeless shelters, LaTanya enrolled in YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program. While eager to

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Shanika
Housing

Success Story: Shanika

Homeless and unemployed, Shanika was determined to build a new life for herself and her three children. Setting her sights on the future, she enrolled

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James
EED

Success Story: James

In 2011, after five years of retirement, James decided to rejoin the job force so he could afford increasing medical costs and take care of

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Tyisha
EED

Success Story: Tyisha

For years Tyisha experienced domestic violence and cycled in and out of shelters. “My self-esteem was low, but I woke up one day and said: ‘I

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Jack
Fitness

Success Story: Jack

After enduring a difficult recovery following hip replacement surgery, Jack decided it was time to turn things around. He joined the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, for

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