The Strength of Paying it Forward
Angela knows what challenge is all about. After her 4-year incarceration, her life seemed like an endless list of daunting and overwhelming tasks. Unrealistic expectations and worries about re-entry, particularly about finding employment, were constantly on her mind.
“I felt well-equipped, since I had a great resume and education, however, no one prepares you fully for the stigma of having a felony and the trauma of reentering society,” she told us.
Angela was referred to Working Wardrobes by her parole officer after her release. Our team immediately went to work to provide her with an in-depth menu of career readiness services and to advocate on her behalf during her job search.
We are so proud to report that today, Angela is employed as a Patient Specialist Administrator for a leading medical organization!
When Angela learned about the Working Wardrobes 30 Strong! event to raise money for our Rebuilding Careers scholarship program, she graciously signed up to help support our efforts and to give back to others. What’s more, her parole officer registered, too.