Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Overcoming the Odds: Leticia's Story

Life has been especially difficult for Leticia Gomez. She’s battled addiction and has tried to overcome her past, which includes incarceration.  When she was at her breaking point, struggling to help her nine children and five grandchildren, she discovered JobTrain.  She completed the Office Skills program and has benefited from the wide array of services and resources available at and through JobTrain.  Leticia felt that no one would ever employ her. She feared that she’d never have an opportunity to become self-sufficient and that her past would condemn her future. However, JobTrain counselors worked diligently with her and made concerted efforts to find Leticia employment. 

Today, Leticia returned to JobTrain and said her prayers had been answered. She’s now working at Mi Pueblo and VI Palo Alto. “I am so grateful because I come from a really tough background. I felt the doors were closing in on me. JobTrain gave me the  strength to keep going and to believe in myself. People like me, old and disabled can still get a job. Thank you, JobTrain.” 

Leticia Gomez 

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