You may remember Chelsea, who was referred to the Lunch Break Life Skills Center by Family Promise of Monmouth County in 2019. At the time, Chelsea, a single mother of a young son, was homeless. With help from her amazing coach Mary Beth, financial advice from Ron, and assistance from the entire team at Lunch Break, Chelsea was able to consolidate her student loans and, once again, enroll at Rutgers University to obtain her bachelor’s degree, as well as secure housing and part-time employment. In 2020, Chelsea had the opportunity to share her story during the virtual gala and, more recently, she gave us an update at the 2021 Fall Gala.
Today, with ongoing support from her coach, Chelsea found a home in Monmouth County and in February, she received a job offer for Community Outreach Specialist with a local non-profit. In addition to working full time, Chelsea is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. We are incredibly proud of Chelsea, and celebrate her accomplishments. Her three-year journey — from homeless, to college graduate and, now, to realizing her dream of finding meaningful employment — is an inspiration to all. And, it would not have been possible without YOUR continued support. As we strive to make more dreams become realities by enhancing and adding services and programs, such as Family Promise, our Capital Campaign “Renew the Promise of Hope” will ensure we can meet the needs of community members seeking our help to make positive life changes. For more information on our $12 million Capital Campaign.
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