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I began the program on April 28, 2014.  I wasn’t very happy about it because I had been “here” before. I knew this was something that I had to do, so I stuck to it. And this time, it actually turned out a lot different. Myself and my children are all that I have. My family lives in a different city. So my case manager, Debbie and her co-workers, especially Sarah, they were my support system.

They motivated me to do so many things that I knew I was capable of doing and had just put them off. I felt like they genuinely cared about me and wanted me to succeed. I now have reliable child care, I’m going to school to obtain my GED, I have an internship at Paula’s House and I was just offered a job on June 1st. Michigan Works! has not only helped me build structure in my life it has also helped me build self esteem. Note to worker: those self esteem classes did not help. :). So much has changed in my life in only a month. Now, I feel like, “If this only took a month, what could I do in a year?” Michigan Works! took time to figure out what I needed, helped me set goals and gave me any and every resource they had to make sure I met them. I found that most helpful. I plan on having my GED by the beginning of August so that I can enroll Eastern University and get my degree in sociology. I plan on being a social worker within the next 5-6 years. Thank you Debbie, Sarah, and Ms. Keating for helping me get to this point in my life.

-Kasheena Wilborn