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Poverty & Equity Thought Leadership

Where is she now?

This week, we pause to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for – but just a few years ago, I felt so hopeless, it was difficult to feel gratitude toward anything.
My first semester of college was cut short by the devastating passing of my son just four days after his birth. I was grieving deeply. I wasn’t sure what my next step would be – and I didn’t feel hopeful enough to care.
Around that time, I met Troya Jackson, Director of Navigator Services at Families First (pictured on the right, in the photo above). She saw that I needed help. Troya told me she could connect me with resources to help me move through my grief and create the best possible version of my future.
It sounded too good to be true. I thought, “I’ll believe it when I see it, because nobody has ever given me that chance.”

Troya and Families First showed me there are people who care, and that your life can become better than you imagine. I couldn’t be more grateful.

This season, as we gather with loved ones to give thanks, I want to say thank YOU to people like you who make the programs at Families First possible. I’m grateful that you are a part of our family.

Thank you,

Entrepreneur, student, community activist, mom, and former Families First client

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