Pathway of Hope | You Helped Angelique Achieve Her Dreams

May 3, 2022

Angelique first came to The Salvation Army several years ago for help with her family’s electric bill.  She was also ill with a rare autoimmune disorder.

That’s how she met Jennette Romero, our Pathway of Hope coordinator.  Jennette guided Angelique in finding the right doctor, and the latter is now in partial remission.  Just as important, at the Pathway of Hope, Angelique received guidance and support to build a better life for her family.

This program encourages clients to pursue both short- and long-term objectives.  One of Angelique’s goals was to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).  At first, Angelique faced setback after setback.  “I was really depressed,” she recalls.  “But Jennette said, ‘No, we’re not giving up hope.’  She kept saying, ‘What do you need to do next?’”

Angelique persisted and finally got into a CNA program in January 2020 – right before COVID struck.  Despite the shutdown, she earned her certification.  “But I was petrified.  People were dying.  CNAs were dying.”  She had to be extra-careful due to her health issues.

Ultimately, Angelique found a good-paying position.  She has now graduated from the Pathway of Hope and has achieved her second major goal: fulfilling a promise she made to her daughter to take her to Disney World for a “princess makeover”!

Without the support she received, says Angelique, “I would have given up.”  Thank you for making success stories like this possible!  


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