Trainee Stories2023-08-10T14:56:08-07:00



Miles grew up in Snohomish County for most of his life, he grew up with a total of 7 siblings, him being the second eldest. Miles spent a lot of time outdoors with his siblings when he wasn't at school. School life was decent for Miles, he enjoyed learning [...]

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Monique grew up in Marysville, Washington. Her younger years came with a lot of responsibility. As the oldest, she learned to take care of herself and her younger brother. Monique’s parents both worked full time and her mother worked longer hours than her father. Monique grew up around domestic [...]

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Loki was born in 1970 in the country of Norway. He lived in Norway until he was about 12 years old before his family decided to move. He moved to Canada with his mother, father, and twin sibling. They lived on a farm with a few of their extended [...]

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Ramiro was raised in Washington; he is a second-generation Mexican American. During Ramiro’s childhood, he stayed with his father during the summer in eastern Washington and worked at the ranch his father owned. “It conditioned me to be able to work in all types of weather,” Ramiro said.  He credits [...]

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Cynthia was born and raised in Everett Washington. She was born to a hard-working family with two siblings. Cynthia’s father worked out of the state for most of her childhood for a fiberglass company. Her mother worked full-time at a factory when Cynthia was old enough to go to school. [...]


Jennifer Jackson was born in California. During her childhood, she lived in many different places with her family and in foster homes. She moved between California and Washington a couple of times with her family members. In her late teenage years, she decided to move in with her mother [...]


Jessica is a graduate of Renew Home & Decor’s retail training program. She was born in Florida and spent most of her childhood and young adult life in Florida. Her family was always close and worked together to support one another. Her experiences led her to grow up fast. [...]

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Emilie is a training program alumnus who is now employed as a part-time teaching assistant at Tomorrow’s Hope. Emilie grew up in western Washington, she was raised by a close-knit family who helped to foster her passions. In her childhood, Emilie was homeschooled throughout elementary school and went to [...]


As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of HopeWorks in 2021, we want to introduce you to staff member Aaron Perkins who is a perfect example of what can happen when you offer people hope. We are leading with his story in celebrating this agency milestone because he was one [...]


I was born in 1972 into addiction where my mother struggled with addiction and severe mental health. I was passed around the system for 3 years and was eventually adopted by parents who did their best but had struggles of their own. I began my journey with drugs and alcohol [...]

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