Cheyenne is a member of Freedom a la Cart’s workforce development program and a 2019 graduate of CATCH Court. In November she’ll celebrate her 2-year Freedom-versary!
Since joining Freedom a la Cart, Cheyenne has opened her first checking account, saved money and purchased a car through our partnership with Ricart Automotive, moved into stable independent housing, and learned vital transferable work + life skills along the way.
After receiving Freedom’s tutoring service, Cheyenne earned her GED certificate earlier this year and began to pursue a career in the medical field. “One of my proudest moments was getting my GED…. that, and watching my daughter grow up.” As the mother of a 3-year old daughter, attaining her GED means more than just a step forward in education. It means financial stability & self-sufficiency for her and her daughter’s future.
“Being a single mother is really challenging. Juggling everything while still making time for myself to keep sane has been really hard. Going to work, going to school, scheduling daycare and fitting everything into my schedule has been really difficult. Freedom a la Cart has supported me in being a mother. Whether that be through coworkers picking my daughter up from school or people reaching out to help, Freedom has been there for me.”
Cheyenne is now halfway through the medical assistant program and is already a certified phlebotomist. After completing this certification, Cheyenne will continue her medical aspirations. She plans to then enroll at Columbus State Community College to become a surgical technician.
Here at Freedom a la Cart, we work to empower survivors like Cheyenne in leading new lives of freedom and self sufficiency.
Freedom offers employment coaching, on-site counseling, a savings match program, financial education resources, and educational support to survivors in our workforce development program. We empower each survivor — equipping her with the tools needed to live a life of restoration, educating her on her value and worth, and walking alongside her as she navigates her new self-sufficient lifestyle.
“I’ve been empowered by the support, the friendships, and teamwork at Freedom. I am proud of the [work] we complete every day. Through Freedom, I am encouraged in life. Freedom is my family, my safe place….Freedom is my sisterhood.”
Empower more survivors like Cheyenne today by donating to Freedom a la Cart. Every $250 sponsors a month of supportive services for a survivor within our program.