I need to thank the JumpStart program and Housing Catalyst for all the guidance and resources that I was not aware were available to me. Without the help of April and Maggie, my two JumpStart Coordinators, and Housing Catalyst I would not be where I am today. Where I am today is a very good place. They taught me to set goals and follow through with them. Taught me to seek out health care and take care of myself physically. Directed me to counselling to stabilize myself emotionally and navigate today’s society among the masses. Not only helping me grow physically and emotionally, they also schooled me on finances, starting and maintaining a bank account. They also aided in obtaining a solid vehicle and even had resources to help with my car when it broke down. Without their help I know I would not have been able to keep my housing and car. Now I have stable housing and a reliable vehicle, money in the bank and confidence knowing how to live my life like I have the world in the palm of my hands. It feels so good living a stable life with honor and integrity. I was also able to pass the knowledge I gained through the JumpStart program to my son who is now 19 living on his own and excelling at his job. JumpStart not only helped me but educated the entire family unit. Also with my new understanding and outlook, I am working to get to a point where I can give back to society and help others navigate this difficult but beautiful world that we live in.
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