Bridgett came to Twin Cities R!SE, as an empty nester, receiving unemployment benefits and living in Section 8 housing. She had raised her daughter to adulthood, and was unsure of what was next. Idle time had led to some poor decisions, and created new hurdles for her to overcome, in regards to her background and driving record.
“Even though I had two Associate Degrees, I was still stuck thinking I was only able to earn $12-$14 per hour. I was afraid of job titles and education requirements. By working with TCR staff on utilizing my work experience and educational background, and practicing interviews, I was able to learn how to search and apply for the bigger opportunities,” shared Bridgett
How has your life changed since coming to TCR?
Well, I’ve started a career position as a Family Navigator with Northside Achievement Zone. Six months after beginning this position, I was able to move off of Section 8, and begin paying market rent, all while maintaining my bill payments and repairing my credit. And in January, I will be celebrating one-year as a first-time home buyer!!
What did you gain from Personal Empowerment training?
Personal Empowerment allowed me to see my weakness and turn them into strengths. I was able to learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships, both in the workplace and in my personal life.
What would you like to say to the donors that make Twin Cities R!SE possible?
TCR is an organization that gives a person the opportunity to rediscover themselves, and develop a take charge attitude, while setting goals. When you give to TCR, it creates a ripple effect, and changes not just one person’s life, but a family and a community. Thank you.
If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life story, visit twincitiesrise.org/donate.