Success Story: Katie

Katie (whose name has been changed in this story to protect her privacy) and her two young children snuck out in the middle of the night and hopped a Greyhound bus to flee from their abuser. She stayed with family until she found a job and a place to call her own. Her employer calls Katie a “role model and an “exemplary employee.”

After receiving her car, Katie has been able to continue her full time job while starting pursuit of her lifelong dream of becoming a chef. In January, she enrolled in culinary school—something her former abuser would not allow her to do—and is looking forward to a bright future for herself and her children. Reliable transportation has been pivotal to the fulfillment of this single mom’s career dream, as well as allowing her family to visit with their grandparents and other relatives throughout Florida.