Michelle's Story

Michelle was referred to us through the Housing Authority. She is a single mom with two daughters, ages 14 and 11.  She had a housing voucher, but did not want to have to rely on government subsidies.

She wanted to further her education and show her daughters that education is the way to obtain self-sufficiency. She earned a BA degee in Human Services in 2014 from the University of Phoenix. 

When she came to BCOC, she also decided to take the Civil Service exam.  She did well on the exam and got a job with a higher salary and benefits at the Housing Authority.  She was then able to turn in her housing voucher and is currently working on a home purchase.