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Improving Her Credit and Buying a House!

Centers for Working Families at Operation Able

Etta Fairchild came to Operation Able in the fall of 2017 to enroll in culinary arts occupational training. She was a very enthusiastic student who not only attended all of her classes but whenever she could she spent extra time in the kitchen to lean more from the chef instructors. 

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Turning Her Life Around
Centers for Working Families at Goodwill Industries

When Ingrid Young walked out of prison in 2009 after serving a four-year sentence, her first thought was to hug her two daughters for more than ten seconds.

"I was really overwhelmed with emotion of being able to hug my children," young said. A lot of times you can't really touch them in prison"

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Moving in the Right Direction

Centers for Working Families at SER Metro Detroit

Walking into the Centers for Working families at SER Metro Detroit, on a crisp spring day, Mr. Andre Hamilton had a lot on his mind.  A single parent and struggling small business owner, Mr. Hamilton knew he was in need of assistance, a support system, just wasn’t sure where to begin.   

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William keeps on trucking to success

Centers for Working Families at Focus: Hope

William came to Centers for Working Families at Focus: Hope shadowed by unforgiving circumstances. But he had three heavy-duty assets: a career goal, a desire to move forward, and a mother's love and positive influence. William enrolled in CWF's innovative Earn & Learn program in 2012

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A Veteran finds his way home

Centers for Working Families at Southwest Solutions

Marlon Williams, age 60, served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic based in London, England. After arriving home, Marlon found himself unemployed and staying on friends’ couches in his native Detroit.

 

In 2012, Marlon discovered the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) at Southwest Solutions’ Centers for Working Families (CWF)

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