Nicole’s Story

Nicole and her daughter pictured here with NMCS Case Manager Isaura Resendiz at our Spring TFI Graduation Ceremony

Thriving Family Initiative Spring 2018 Graduation

Nicole is a Thriving Family Initiative graduate who came to us at her lowest, searching for an opportunity to find a pathway out of poverty. A victim of domestic violence, Nicole was unemployed and renting a single room for herself and her young daughter. It was a daily struggle for survival, but our Case Managers took her motivation, perseverance, and love of her little girl and worked to connect Nicole to life-changing opportunities.

Over the course of two years in the program and with the monthly support of her NMCS Case Manager Isaura Resendiz, Nicole dramatically improved her employment situation, secured a two-bedroom apartment, and completed the coursework to receive her California Real Estate License. She is now preparing for her exams, and anticipating a future filled with hope and stability for her and her daughter.