This success story begins with a 20-year-old African- American single mother that impressed me during the Youth in Crisis Housing Program orientation as a determined and responsible individual. She acquired employment on her own, conducted her housing search without any problems, accepted advice and constructive criticism. Ms. Success began saving her own money, and developed a budget plan before she was referred to the housing program, after being housed she opened her own savings account with a community bank. In addition, Ms. Success has a very active 3-year-old, which she located and enrolled her into a dependable day care.

Ms. Success has her GED, however, while in the program she expressed a desire to further her education, which she is in the process of doing. Ms. Success has been able to provide a safe home for herself and her daughter. This young lady has shown a great amount of determination and she has a bright future in which she will do well.