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Jen's Story

Jennifer Hill is a single mother of two children.   She came to BCOC during the holiday season with a utility shut off notice in her hand and uncertain of how she was going to keep up with it all.  She was separated from her husband and in the process of divorce. She was juggling her education and employment while raising her children on her own.  Jen was a full-time honor student as a nursing major at Gwynedd Mercy University and relied on student loans, grants, scholarships and also held two part-time jobs at Bucks County Community College and Abington Hospital.

BCOC enrolled her in the ES program to provide additional support to help her reach her goal of becoming an RN. She received a scholarship through the Women in Business.  She was involved in the year round, Adopt-A-Family program and received utility assistance, holiday help and birthday gifts. Jen was an active participant in the Getting Ahead class.

Jen graduated from Gwynedd Mercy in December, 2016 and passed her boards in February, 2017. She is currently employed part-time at Horsham Clinic and at Abington Hospital. In addition, she continues to perservere as she continues her education at Ohio University, taking online classes to earn her BSN.