In 2013, when Precious found Housing Hope she was 9 months pregnant and homeless. She found Housing Hope through a referral to help her, her boyfriend and her soon to be born daughter to get off the streets. Her daughter was born a week after getting housing.

While at Housing Hope Precious was set up to interview with Callie at Renew and started her internship the following week.

“I hadn’t worked in 10 years when I came to Renew, having been on disability. I knew it was a good opportunity.” Precious said she was motivated by her young daughter to get back to work. “I want her to know that no matter how old you are, it’s never too late to straighten up.” Precious said she learned a lot during her internship here at Renew. Besides learning about computers, furniture, and photography, she also learned she had a voice and can talk, and that she made friends here. “I also learned there are no stupid questions and to always ask for help if you need it.” Precious got a job working at Staples at the end of her internship where she is currently working.

Photo of a woman holding a certificate, indoors, smiling and looking past the camera.