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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 don’t want my child to grow up thinking it’s okay to hit a woman,’” Tyisha explained. After courageously leaving her husband, Tyisha started anew. However, without a job, she didn’t know how she was going to support herself and her son.

After gaining on-the-job experience during some part-time positions, Tyisha joined YW Works (YWW) and landed a full-time job within just a few weeks. During her first year on the job, she was promoted twice. Today, Tyisha works as an assistant manager. “YW Works supported me throughout this whole process. They helped me improve my résumé and most importantly, made me believe in myself,” she said.

With only two credits remaining to receive her medical assistant certificate, Tyisha looks forward to raising her son while setting positive examples for him. “Now I can show my son that working hard leads you to your goals.”

“Now I can show my son that working hard leads you to your goals.”

—Tyisha

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