Brycen has endured many hardships during his youth, but Seattle Goodwill's Youth Aerospace Program (YAP) has afforded him the opportunity to create a better life for himself.
When a friend introduced Stephanie to hard drugs as a means of coping with her hectic life, a dark, downward spiral of crime, home evictions and homelessness followed. Read how Goodwill helped change the trajectory of Stephanie's life.
Mitzi, a dedicated mother of seven who for 17 years homeschooled her children, had divorced following 31 years of marriage and moved to western Washington. She had nowhere to live, no income and no clue how to find work.
Shawnteal, by the time she was 16, had endured abuse, been incarcerated twice and watched her best friend die due to gang violence. She often found herself standing on street corners, wondering if this was all she could expect from life.
Somewhere along a tumultuous and redeeming life path consisting of residential burglaries, a 5 ½-year prison sentence and a successful assimilation back into society, Keone found himself and Seattle Goodwill.
Laia won a green card lottery and decided to immigrate to the United States from Iran in order to provide a better a better life for her two daughters. She didn't speak English and was running out of money when she connected with Goodwill at just the right time.
Freddy fled his home country two years ago to escape a harrowing situation. He left behind his family and knew no English when he landed in Seattle. Freddy connected with Seattle Goodwill and discovered the resources he needed to move forward in his new life.
Living in Seattle after moving from Casablanca, Morocco, Meriem felt lonely, out of place and wanted to help her husband financially but didn’t know where to start. She needed to gain English-speaking skill and was looking for help when she discovered Goodwill.
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