Today I'm smiling, but three years ago I had so much on my heart. Child Protective Services was in my life because of the choices I was making.
But then I came to St. Margaret's Shelter to change my life for myself and my daughter. I worked hard, and when I left St. Margaret's I had a place to live, a job at the Catholic Charities Furniture Bank and my daughter! I was able to turn my employment at
the Furniture Bank into a full-time warehouse job.
My daughter was able to attend St. Anne's Children and Family Center through a state pay program and now attends 2nd grade at a local elementary school.
Today, I work part-time at St. Margaret's through my school's work study program and am two quarters away from a degree at Spokane Community College. I just applied to the Social Work program at Eastern Washington University and hope to become a professional
someday soon, helping women like myself.
Your gift to Catholic Charities matters - I am living proof!