On June 29th, 2009, I fled domestic violence in my 13 year marriage and relocated to Chicago from Tennesee with my seven kids. I had to live in a shelter with my kids for over 7 months. While I was in the shelter, a social worker there referred me to the Cara Program which was one of the best things that had happened to me in a long time. Coming to the Cara program, I learned life skills, I got job training, and help finding a job.
Now I work full time and have an apartment for myself and my kids. My kids are one of the most precious things that was given to me. I have very smart kids who are gifted in academics, sports, and more. Sometimes I feel bad that I'm not able to give them some of the wants they have. They make excellent grades and I am so pleased to have a job where I have paid time off to go to my kids' school activities and ceremonies.
I want to return to school to pursue a nursing degree. I can't do that just right now, but that is one of my major goals.
Funded on 12/12/2011