The Start of Something New
Financial Opportunity Center
“Wow, let’s just say my life is just now beginning. My story is one that great movies are made of… It was drugs that landed me in behind bars… TWICE! One for 8 years and a second time in federal prison for 9 years. I was even shot five times and as you can see I survived. My childhood was filled with an alcoholic mom and dad. I was a victim of abuse from my dad… and you are looking at a man with a 7th grade education.
But it wasn’t until my time in federal prison that I decided to change my life. I heard about this program from Clovia Lawrence on the radio. She said there was a car loan program that is available to those who already have jobs.
I met with Lauren with Ways to Work (who really made me feel as if she wanted to help me). I got approved for a car loan. It was because of this car loan that I was able to leave my job with an area hotel and begin my own business. Thanks to the FOC staff. When I joined the FOC, I didn’t even know how to manage a checking account. Yolanda, Gloria, and Laura have truly helped me to realize my potential – in the right way–. I no longer want a life of crime… I want a life worth living and the FOC has given me that. I love these ladies. I call them ‘my angels’. Thank you!”
Craig, Financial Opportunity Center
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