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Desiree’s Story

Desiree moved into the program in 2012 with her son, Warren. She also had a baby bump. While in the program, William joined the family. Both boys were precious and happy. Desiree learned parenting skills and worked on employment goals. Because of being pregnant and having Warren, Desiree wasn’t able to become employed while in the program. She moved into transitional housing where she became employed and was attending the school. Desiree said, “I’ll do anything I can do to help out the program after what you all did for me! Thank you so much – we couldn’t have turned our lives around without Family Promise!”

The program is just wonderful. It’s really great to be on my own now, but in some ways, I kinda miss it. They’re such great people, all the volunteers. I really miss them. It’s like they’ve become a part of my family.

— Shaneekua