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.

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Tori from Chicago, IL

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

I left a domestic violence situation and I'm now a working single mother of seven children. A home computer will allow us more time as a family. More

Validated by Jamila from The Cara Program


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