Tonita needed a job that would better serve her family. She is a single mom of two girls and the schedule of her retail job made it really hard to spend time with them. Tonita was a contract government analyst for eight years, until the company she worked for was unable to renew her contract and she lost her job. She worked at Dillard’s after that, where she often stayed late, worked weekends, and ultimately lost time with her family.
She came to CCFW and our team helped her with resume writing, shopping for professional clothes, enhancing computer skills, and finding a job in her field. Today, Tonita is at a full-time job she loves, she eliminated all of her debt, and she has built a brand-new home. Her girls are thriving, and Tonita is pursuing her Master’s degree with a goal of becoming a VP.
“I really want other women to know that they can do it.”
“Growing up, I remember my mom going to bed hungry so my brother and I could eat. She worked two jobs so that we could do what we wanted. My mom has always been my backbone and now we are all just enjoying life. It’s not a struggle anymore. I’m able to do things with my girls now. We love to travel. I’m truly at ease.”