Jody’s story is one that any job-seeker can relate to. With a newborn and a teenager to care for, she was scrambling to find work. After weeks of searching, the weight of rejection piled up and she slipped into a deep depression. An abusive relationship made it even harder to climb out, until she saw a tiny glimmer of hope: she learned that her FoodShare benefits could help her find a job. That’s when her life started to turn around. The staff at FSC quickly helped her find more than a job – she also discovered the confidence to face anything that holds her back!
“I feel like I’m worthy now,” Jody tells us. Her FSET and Wisconsin Works teams proved right away that they truly wanted to make sure she was set up for long-term success. “I went through big time anxiety to becoming calm and having to go through therapy per my case worker which has changed my life for the better.” They helped her tackle the emotional and financial toll of unemployment, encouraged her throughout her job search, and empowered her with the resources to improve her life.
“It’s an amazing program which I have recommended to more than a few people since I have been here,” Jody insists. This fall, she’s starting a job at Guardian Insurance as a Dental Claims Approver. She loves the field and hopes to “grow within the organization and possibly move to the south,” where her newfound job will help her launch a great career. Best of all, though, she will not let anyone or anything hold her down. “Now I won’t accept any of that. All has changed for the better as I gave in and Let God!”