Strong Allies, Strong Family
Suli enrolled in Wisconsin Works because she plans on welcoming her second child to a strong family. After a series of setbacks left her and her little girl homeless, Suli determined that she would do whatever she could to get them under a safe roof. With the support of a great community, Suli now has a full-time job, her GED is within sight, and she’s saving for a place to call home!
Having allies is Suli’s key to success. Wisconsin Works helped her find these allies while searching for a good job that could support her family. While Suli prepared for interviews and worked on her GED, Encompass provided 10 free days of childcare for her daughter. Meanwhile, House of Hope gave her a safe place to stay, provided classes on self-sufficiency, and helped her stay on top of her job searching activities. With gas and bus vouchers from Wisconsin Works, she buckled down on finding work and planning her family’s future.
Her children are Suli’s motivation throughout everything. “She’s a great mother and knows what she needs to do to support her daughter and baby,” says her case worker with W-2. “Suli never gives up!”
Suli just found a good job as a line worker and recently enrolled in FSET for additional support as she continues to strive for her GED. She hopes to work with children in the future.
We’re excited to see your family thrive! Congrats, Suli!
Allisha’s Grand Opening
Allisha is opening up a new chapter in her life as a small business owner, with a boost from FSC!
Other people might call it unemployment, but to Allisha, it was a time of opportunity. She had always dreamed of being a nail technician and opening her own salon. With two young boys to care for at home, she didn’t waste any time looking for resources to make her dream a reality. Allisha joined FSET and Wisconsin Works to get the support and training she needed.
Together, they made a plan to help Allisha switch careers. She enrolled in a 15-week course and earned her certificate in Nail Technology. FSET helped provide educational funding, job counselling, and transportation help to get to class, while W-2 helped provide additional funding and help finding childcare. With this support, she was able to save enough to get a location for her new salon!
Allisha just had the grand opening of her very own Luxe Designs & Styles, LLC. To Allisha, this business means both stability for her family and “never going on another interview!” She couldn’t be more excited! Congratulations, Allisha! We’re thrilled to be part of your story!