Success Story: Jada

Metropolitan Ministries and Wheels of Success Help with Journey from Homelessness to Self-sufficiency

When Jada became estranged from her parents after they found out their unmarried daughter was pregnant, she decided she could make it on her own. She would work and take care of her baby by herself … people do it all the time.

But things didn’t work out the way Jada had hoped they would. When her son was only 6 months old, she was on the verge of becoming homeless–and being separated from her precious little boy. She knew she needed help and turned to Metropolitan Ministries. They are currently assisting her with transitional housing, and they also referred her to Wheels of Success.

Jada has a full time job at an insurance agency and she is now on her way to self-sufficiency, but since she does not have a car of her own, she depends on other people to provide transportation back and forth to work and daycare. Often times, she pays for rides so that she can run “simple” errands like going to the grocery store when she is low on milk or diapers.

Single motherhood is challenging, but Jada’s life will get a bit easier starting Friday night at the 2nd Annual Biggest Aquarian Birthday Bash. She is one of three people who will be awarded a vehicle at the event.

Jada will be getting the keys to a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, donated and refurbished by Progressive Auto Insurance. Jada’s “new-to-her” car will not only provide her with independence, it will allow her to take classes to get her insurance license.

Jada is determined to create a better life for herself and for her son. Someday soon, she hopes to be reunited with her parents. “As soon as I get it all together, I’m going to show my parents what I’ve accomplished.”