Success story: STEAC program helps job seekers suit up
Michelle, formerly homeless, received help from the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee's Suit Up For Success program. She now has a home and a good job.
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Michelle never imagined she'd be homeless, living in her car with her three children.
But after 16 years in North Carolina, she returned to her home state of California last year. "Part of the reason I moved back to California," said Michelle, who asked that her last name not be used, "was I was coming from a domestic violence situation."
Michelle, 32, knew that in California, "If you need help, you sign up for food stamps. If you have kids, they give you money per month. There are programs that help you survive if you don't have a job." Continue Reading