Ruth grew up in D.C. and, as she describes it, “life was good.”
She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in art, got married, and had two kids – all while continuing to teach. Then, her mother got sick.Read Full Story
In this episode of “NSV Radio: Voices of the Village,” Vocational Center Manager Matt LaBorde speaks with guest Jazmine Moore, Community Outreach and Program Manager for Streetwise Partners, which mentors adults from overlooked and under-resourced communities to increase employment opportunities. Hear about the services Streetwise Partners provides and how they collaborate with their clients.
We make sure that by the time folks walk out of this program, they have a strong resume, cover letter, can utilize their own professional networks, and really, it’s just skills that you are able to use for life.
Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients and alumna.
“I was born and raised in Washington, DC. I had a great life, a wonderful husband, two children, and a 23 year career with the Washington Police Department.” As a drastic before and after picture flashed upon the big screen, Lee shared, “At 36, I was at an emotionally distressed place. I turned to alcohol and then cocaine to fill the void, and I lost everything. I escaped to NY, and I experienced every bad thing that could happen to a woman on drugs in NY: I am the survivor of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.” Her turning point, she says, is when some police offers stopped to say hello to her, and she remembered a glimmer of her past life. She got on the Greyhound bus back to DC.Read Full Story
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