September is back-to-school time and by the time we start to feel that autumn crisp in the air, students settle into a routine as they prepare for their future success. Here at Good Counsel we are also adjusting to the back-to-school routine as quite a few of our moms are pursuing educational endeavors either working toward a GED or furthering their education toward obtaining a stable, career position to provide independence and stability for themselves and their babies. At the same time, most of our moms are actively working or searching for employment.
Tymeisha is one of our moms who is going back-to-school and back-to-work this September! Tymeisha had taken part in our Resume Workshop as part of her plan to find a job. She recently started a part-time job at Stop & Shop. Of course, we are here to care for her child while she is at work. In the evenings, Tymeisha is working on obtaining her GED, which will undoubtedly open up even more employment opportunities for her in the future.
Women who are homeless and pregnant come to Good Counsel with the deck stacked against them, with little or, most often, no support, and possibly from abusive or violent situations. Tymeisha is a beautiful example of what happens when those same women are loved, supported, and provided for until they are equipped and capable to leave Good Counsel to lead independent and successful lives.
We are so proud of Tymeisha! Please keep her and her beautiful daughter, Peyton, in your prayers. Stay tuned to the GC Blog for more about Peyton’s baptism!