When Benita first came to ACE, she had lost everything – her home, her job and custody of her baby. But after four months of hard work in our program, she had gained the skills she needed to find full-time employment as a food handler, and slowly start rebuilding her life.
Today, almost a year later, Benita is loving her new life as a busy mom with a toddler, a full-time job and her own household. She is looking forward to, for the first time in her life, spending the holidays with her little boy in their new home. “I am so grateful for my job and for my son,” she says. “My goal is to make a really good home for him. I want to go back to school and earn my GED, but my first priority is to be a good mother for my baby.“