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Return To Succes StoriesWhen Tyrisha Starts Over, She Finds that the Pieces Fall into Place
“I am thankful to this community for supporting services that give people a chance to start over, or just help them out when they need it. When my husband left, I could no longer afford the rent with two children and a baby on the way.”

Tyrisha received assistance from KCR in the form of housing, financial education, and assistance with a job search.

“Finding a job was hard to do while I was pregnant. I could have just relied on DSHS and taken off for a year after my baby was born, but I didn’t want to just think about myself – I had three kids to take care of. I wanted to be an asset, not a mess-up.”

“It’s hard being a single mom, but you have to keep on going, and not hold a pity party for yourself. KCR helped secure my family into a home, and helped ease my troubles in this stressful time in my life.”

After Tyrisha was stabilized in housing, she started a new job as a preschool assistant teacher only 3 weeks after having her baby. Since then she has been promoted to lead teacher and has enrolled in college on a full-time basis to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.

As part of her financial education, she learned the ins-and-outs of credit reports and has begun rebuilding her credit, so that she can participate in KCCHA’s Homebuilder program, or buy her own home.

“I don’t know what the future holds, but I am excited because I am in the right frame of mind now to focus on new opportunities. I appreciate all the little things even more. It’s been a long road, but I’ve been trying to do the right things now, and the pieces have fallen into place.”





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