We have a young woman who ended up homeless after getting into a car wreck. She was unable to keep her job due to the effects of her accident, and therefore was unable to pay rent, leaving her with nowhere to turn. She called the YWCA, came into the shelter, stayed her 60 days and was able to get a new job within 1 week with her active CNA license. This woman was able to rent an apartment through a local agency with the help of the YWCA for deposit assistance. This woman took the steps to find a mental health counselor that worked with her, and with just a week long extension at our facility she is now able to live on her own. She is under 25 years of age and has endured many things that I could not even dream of, and I hope she is proud of herself for the accomplishments she has made. Congratulations, the YWCA is grateful to share this story and wishes her nothing but success and positive thoughts in her future.
My name is Joey Mahnke (schleicher) I grew up in Minot ND. I believe in helping the people in our community rise to their strongest potential. You can find me on places such as Huffington Post, Redbook, the bustle, and Facebook.