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Lisa's Story

Lisa first reached out to BCOC in the summer of 2016 when she expressed interest in becoming self-sufficient. At the time, Lisa was receiving Social Security Disability and Section 8 housing, but was enrolled full-time in the Lansdale School of Business Esthetician Program. Shortly after enrolling in our Family Self-Sufficiency program, Lisa graduated from school and went on to pass her PA board exams to become a Licensed Esthetician.

Lisa continued to work hard at increasing her certifications and skills with trainings over the years and soon became one of the most sought after Esthetician’s in the Upper Bucks County region! For the past two years she has worked at the Hand & Stone Spa in Center Valley, PA. While maintaining her full-time status with Hand & Stone Spa, Lisa has also added additional hours at The Taboo Spa in Quakertown. 

Through the past year, Lisa’s earnings began to flourish and in April 2019 she relinquished her Section 8 housing voucher.  Lisa is now completely subsidy free and getting ready to purchase her first home.