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.
Click here to download our "Life After IMPACT" publication, a collection of some of our most impactful stories from the last 10 years.
Mr. Aeon Holton's story is that of a man who didn't give up when things got tough and was transformed through his trials.
Mr. Jason Loyola's story show how he used his hunger for life to not just regain what he lost but to build something new for himself.
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.
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.
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. Fawn H.'s story is powerful portrayal of overcoming addition, homeless and hopelessness in order to find her authentic self.
Ms. Mindie Boulden's story shows how a little help can go a long way toward stabilizing a home and bring hope to a family.
Ms. Nina Nixon's (not pictured) story shows how seeking out help can preserve not only your home but can also restore your hope.
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. Dasmine Wright's story is that of a woman who found support in a tough time and turned that into hope for 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.