Claire, who was recently divorced when she first came to United Ministries, is the mother of two children. She and her children had just moved into a rental house, and Claire needed a new career. She had always been interested in the medical field and decided to pursue certified nursing assistant (CNA) training as a first step. United Ministries sponsored Claire for the training, helped Claire improve her employ-ability skills, and provided case management throughout Claire’s training and job search. Claire now works as a CNA at one of the nicest nursing homes in town, and she and her children are doing well. Claire also is investing in a matching savings account—offered by United Ministries in collaboration with Community Works Carolina—in an effort to build an emergency savings fund.
–Amanda Warren, Team Leader, Employment Readiness