Continuing Education

Their Stories…

You are not alone!

The following are comments from participants in the Displaced Homemakers Program. Names have been omitted to protect the privacy of our clients.

“I cannot express enough how much this experience has changed my outlook on life. Before I took this class and met all these wonderful women, I was at a very low point in my life. My marriage was over and my health was failing. I felt lonely, out of control, and lost. I knew I needed to update my skills and begin a path to becoming self-sufficient. But I didn’t know where to begin. I had no idea what to expect but was very much looking forward to “getting out”, learning new things, and meeting new people. Little did I know that I would find such a wonderful support system as well as a great education.”

“When I first came to Displaced Homemakers, I felt hopeless, scared, hurt, and I was a little tense. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I was taking a step that was forever going to change the course of my life. They offered me a safe place to go and talk, and re-education through their computer course and seminars. A year ago I was in a dark tunnel. They put a light at the end of the tunnel to lead me, and then actually came into the tunnel with me to make sure I made it out.”

“Thank you so much for listening to my saga and caring enough to help. I will rise above my situation. As they say – “One door opens, but it’s hell in the hallway!”

“I am beginning to believe in myself and my self esteem is slowly rising helping me believe a better future is on the horizon for me. Thank you so very much for your continued encouragement and generosity. You have me feeling like life is worth living!”

“Gratefully, I enrolled in the computer class. I was quite apprehensive. I had reached my 50th birthday and found myself on a college campus in a computer training class. In retrospect, the class was a turning point in my life. You knew it would be, but I had doubts at the time. I found myself in a totally intimidating environment, along with 11 other women of the same mindset. Our backgrounds were diverse, but we were unified in our collective fear of the unknown computer age. Our teacher was the perfect combination of knowledge, compassion, patience, and teaching ability. She not only taught us computer skills, but she mastered the fine art of accessing our individual ways of learning.”