REFERRING AGENCY: Kirkpatrick Family Center
HEARTISANS GRADUATION YEAR: 2018
EMPLOYMENT: Processor at U.S. Title
I am a single mother with a toddler, new car, rented home, a great job (or should I say career!), and I am healthier than I have been in my entire life!
Until about a year ago, I was an alcoholic and a drug addict. For over 20 years, I drank and used prescription and/or street drugs on a daily basis. When CPS got involved, the thought of being without the most gracious gift from God—my sweet baby girl—prompted me to get sober. I checked into a family rehab and lived there with my baby for three months.
When I was released, I had no direction. I didn’t know what to do and was afraid I would turn back to the only thing I knew.
I heard about the job-readiness program at Heartisans and thought it would be a great opportunity. I prayed about it and knew it was the path God wanted me on. I could tell on the first day that these women lived a life fully devoted to God and turned to Him for everything. As a result, I found myself thanking God for anything and everything!
The ladies would congratulate me and pat me on the back. My self-confidence began to be restored and I became hungry to learn more.
The women at Heartisans helped me understand the importance of higher education and they guided me every step of the way as I enrolled in college. They helped me resolve my legal problems and my record was cleared! They also helped me get my driver’s license and helped me file my federal income taxes that were years overdue!
I would not have received my job at US Title Co. had it not been for Heartisans! I feel confident that I will retire with this company and that is very comforting to a single mother.
It’s been almost a year and Heartisans is still a huge part of my life. I continue to lean on them for prayer and support! They threw a housewarming party and furnished my home. Afterwards, we stood in a circle and asked God to bless my home. That was my favorite part!
I would not have gotten where I am without the help, guidance, and direction from the amazing women at Heartisans and am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this ministry!