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Car Purchase Helps Drive Success

by Kimberly Kuhn

A single mother of three, Angela Prince lost her job due to lack of stable child care. This event brought her to the Partnership, Accountability, Training, Hope (PATH) program in the Port Huron Career Center in March of 2018.

Angela’s challenges included attending a drug rehabilitation program, maintaining employment, getting her children to school and needing to rely on friends or public transportation to make it happen. The biggest hurdle was finding a daily ride for the 30-minute travel from Port Huron to Memphis for substance use treatment. Nevertheless, Angela was determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle for herself and her children.

Here is Angela’s view of attending the PATH program, “Hello my name is Angela Prince. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when I had to enroll in Michigan Works! at that time. I had no knowledge of what exactly Michigan Works! was. I just figured I would have to sit in a place for 30 hours and it was going to be boring. Then I learned quickly there was so much more to the program. They are here to help us become successful people in the world. After attending this time, I was able to find a great job at Qdoba and I absolutely love it. Not only did they help me find a job, they helped me with gas fare to get back and forth each week and they gave me a congratulation check for getting a job. The biggest thing they helped me with and I’ll never be able to thank them enough is helping me get a car! A car was the last thing I needed to put myself on a successful path. I can’t begin to thank Michigan Works! or the wonderful staff enough. Thanks for everything.”