Nikki’s goal was to reunite her family…
Before entering Martha’s Transitional Housing program, Nikki spent nine months at a faith-based substance abuse facility. This time spent away from her husband and children were difficult, but gave Nikki a clear vision of what she needed to accomplish in order to reunite her family. Last summer, Nikki arrived at Martha’s, ready to hit the ground running. Her goals were to obtain employment, find an apartment, and live together as a family again.
After one month of career coaching and job seeking, Nikki secured employment at a local restaurant. Nikki was especially thankful for the guidance she received from Claudia with the Career and Education department. “Claudia gave me a lot of motivation. She inspired me, saying that I could do it,” said Nikki.
With the help of Martha’s, Nikki was able to live self-sufficiently after 4 months
Ready to take on her new life, Nikki exited Martha’s after four months to a new apartment she shares with her husband, who since has secured his own full-time employment. When asked how Martha’s helped her, Nikki replied “They helped me with structure and the resources to do things on my own without relying on others too much for help. It built my confidence. I would recommend Martha’s to anyone else who needs a fresh start in making a better life for themselves.”