Tessa - Persevering spirit
Tessa, age 31, has been a true example of a persevering spirit. She entered our jobs program with the intent of moving only forward in her life, not returning to her past behaviors. She has now been clean for 8 months! and we assisted her in getting her warrants lifted with the court. She has been a godsend to the staff at the Kansas office, where she is completing community service hours by cleaning and maintaining the clothing room. As she winds down her community service hours she has begun to turn her sights to job search. Sure enough, she got a job very quickly waiting tables at Bob Evans. Tessa's prayer is to reunite with her children, as she lost custody of them several years ago. Her will and her focus have been inspirational in demonstrating how you can break the chains of negative experiences and form a new life. She needs shoes, clothing and a bus pass to get re-started.