Inspire Me Past Assumptions, Creating Truth (IMPACT) is an honest look at the lives of the people who find themselves and identify their goals as they move towards self-sufficiency.
No program data can convey the emotion of poverty or the hopelessness of feeling unloved, unwanted and uncared-for. Hope is not quantifiable; but hope is a mighty change agent that entertains the possibility that we can help someone.
IMPACT is a facilitator of hope and challenges people to become the next drop in the ripple effect … below are some of those stories.
Mr. Eddie Slade's story is the journey of a man turning tragedy into triumph and not being held hostage by his past.
Ms. Carmella Phillips’ story allows us to take a glimpse in the life of a lady who survived a bitter divorce and addiction, and recaptured her life and plan for the future.
Mr. William L. Ogletree, Jr's story is that of a man who turned his trials and challenges into fuel to not only change his situation but to help the community around him.
Ms. Sandra H.'s story details an early graduate of the Re-Entry Program who took advantage of her second chance and is living her dream.
Mr. Daunte M.'s story is an example of overcoming the prison of the mind while taking advantage of new opportunities.
Mr. John Jackson's story is an example of man who found hope and opportunity in seemingly hopeless situation.
Ms. Elizabeth Buckler's story is that of a young woman overcoming a significant economic barrier in order to secure a brighter future for her and her family.
Mr. William Graves' story is a hope-inspired transition of this quiet, humble man with a powerful tale of travail and triumph.
Ms. Carolyn T.'s story is that of a single mother who overcame depression and transportation difficulties to get her life and career back on track.
Mr. Michael M.'s story is a powerful illustration of a life moved from crisis to stability, stability to empowerment and empowerment to self-sufficiency.
Ms. Fawn H.'s story is powerful portrayal of overcoming addition, homeless and hopelessness in order to find her authentic self.