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Heather's Story

Building confidence leads to employment


For 23 year old Heather, walking into a full time job seemed impossible just a few months ago.
Heather left her abusive family as a high school junior, leading her to dropout of school. Living with the stress of being young and alone, Heather faced many unresolved anxieties.

After earning her GED and taking courses at the Career Center, Heather began to slowly emerge from her closed world.
Recently, Heather turned to the Workforce Development program at Goodwill Industries, a United Way partner, that matches ready and willing job seekers with a Life Mentor.
Together ,with her Life Mentor, Heather built up her confi-dence and practiced interviewing, making eye contact and oth-er soft skills that she never learned because she never had a positive role model.

Today, Heather is employed, full time in her first job in 5 years.