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.
Ms. Amy Reynolds' story is a that of a woman who finds hope and rediscovers her dreams while on the road to restoration and self-sufficiency.
Ms. Deloria Stokes' story is that of a single mom who overcame financial barriers and discouragement to find her piece of the American Dream.
Ms.Glynis Jackson's story is the process of gaining a seat at the table despite personal hardships.
Ms. Marvetta Froe Shelton's story is that of a barrier breaker who broke barriers for herself and now does it for others.
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.
Mr. Bejamin Graham's story is an introspective journey of finding value in repairing what has been lost while learning some new skills along the way.
Ms. Damine Wright's story is that of a women who found support in a tough time and turned that into hope her and her son's future.
Mr. Jeffrey Samich's story is that of a man who found purpose and calling after finding the support he needed.
Mr. Kenneth Wade's story shows the importance of overcoming fear, doubt and insecurity in the journey of becoming self-sufficient.
Mrs. Sandra Carter's story demonstrates how restoring and stabilizing a home, restores and stabilizes the family as well.
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.