Tarra's Story

When Tarra first began working with the Bucks County Opportunity Council, she and her young daughter were living in a family recovery house.  Tarra was working full-time, but the low hourly wage she was receiving was not enough to support her family.  She had to depend on welfare for food stamps and medical assistance in order to survive. Tarra was connected with the Bridge Housing Program and with the help of the program was able to obtain an apartment.  Now that her family had stable housing, she could focus on a plan for increasing her income to one day be able to afford the monthly rent on her own.

Tarra began to work with her coach on job searching in order to find full-time employment that would offer her a higher hourly pay rate.  With all her hard work and determination, she obtained employment with a new company and brought her hourly rate from $8.25 to $17.00 an hour. 

Tarra has been sober for over three years now, is working full-time, has increased her savings account, and is able to maintain the apartment she rents with her daughter without any government subsidies.  She is very excited for the future and the opportunities that will come!