Dominique, proud mom of four-year old Jasmine, went to one of Wings’ referral partners looking for support as she finished an intensive outpatient recovery program and started to look for a job. After realizing Dominique needed help dressing for an interview and also workplace clothes, Dominique visited Wings.
Dominique not only got a new interview outfit and two pairs of shoes, she was asked to join the Wings Professional Makeover Day. Dominique was thrilled to have her hair styled, to get makeup tips, and to get accessories to complete her look.
Several interviews – and more shoes – later, Dominique celebrated her new job as a receptionist. Recently Dominique was made full-time, and she’s now looking for an apartment for herself and Jasmine. Her case manager from the Wings referral partner is also helping Dominique obtain her high school diploma. Her case manager says, Dominique “is such a great person. She’s picked herself up, and she’s moving forward.”
Dominique is just one of many women facing a steep climb into the workforce during these difficult economic times. You can help women like Dominique regain hope and confidence by joining the dynamic volunteer team at Wings or by making a secure online donation.
*Thanks to the Center Foundation for sharing this story of success from our shared client.