How Your Donation Is Making A Difference
Unemployed with no prospects, Jamie participated in Wellspring’s ALI program, obtained his GED, was accepted to the National Aviation Academy, and Graduated in June 2011 as an Aviation Mechanic:
“Please tell everyone at Wellspring I said ‘hello.’ I can’t thank you guys enough for all that you’ve done for me, and I really do wish I could come in and share my experience with the new ALI class. I would love to meet them and tell them about what they have to look forward to. Maybe I could even recruit a couple of them to come to my school! Thanks again for everything”. – J.H.
A single mom with 2 young children now has dreams of providing for her family with a fulfilling career, graduated from the ALI program and is now in her second year at North Shore Community College:
“I no longer allow the negativity of my past to persuade my future. I take small steps in the right direction so that I can look back with pride. I find courage and motivation when others find desperation. I am not afraid, because I have already faced the worst. I am prepared, and I know there is so much more to learn.”
From homelessness to a home and hope, a former guest of our family shelter sent this card:
“To everyone at Wellspring House,
It’s been almost 3 years since J. and I lived with you all. Three years since our lives got back on track. You’ve all helped in ways you can’t imagine and for this I thank you again! It’s taken me this long to connect with you and for that I’m sorry. But 2011 has already begun to be wonderful and now that I’m ready to think about my past and begin a great future I wanted to say “hi” and let you all know that all the work you do each day really does impact families like mine.” - A.W.
A student in our English Language program who went from isolation, not speaking any English, to employment and talking to her children’s teachers…
“Before, even though there were many people around me, I felt like I was living in a bubble because I couldn’t understand them. It felt terrible. Now, with the help of my wonderful tutor, I have a job and I practice speaking English all day. Now, I can also help my children with their homework, and talk to their teachers. Thank you for a new life.” - Angela
From a participant in our Holiday Store, a Homeless Prevention Program:
“Dear Friends, I want to thank you so much for helping me place presents under the Christmas tree this year. After my back surgery my daughters became more like miniature adults than children. This year they told me they really wanted to practice it is better to give than receive since they knew I really couldn’t afford anything. It brought tears to my eyes and overwhelming joy to my heart. I may not be able to give them everything they deserve, but at least I have taught them to love and be good humans. Once again, thank you.” - The C. Family
After 2 years of unemployment, a graduate of our job training program, Mediclerk, makes a new start:
"Please say hello to the new employee of North Shore Medical Center. I GOT A JOB! I will be working in the Pre-op Department as a Unit Secretary. I’m very happy because I will be cross-trained in the whole place. I will be working 32 hours per week which means I am still be able to do my volunteer work. Thank you for all your help.” - Y.
Laid off from a job that has been outsourced, a Mediclerk graduate begins a new career:
“I will forever be grateful to you all for my new career. I'm now doing Insurance Authorizations along with scheduling, which involves much more. I never say no when asked if I want to learn something new. The Mediclerk program and this job was the best thing that could have happened to me. My Best to All.” - God Bless, Suzanne
MediClerk testimonials and praise:
“MediClerk has widened my horizons and helped me obtain my goals.” -Maureen Reyes, Graduate Financial Counselor North Shore Medical Center
“I feel myself to be part of a process that is indeed a way for people to improve their lives.” - Meredith Hession, MediClerk Medical Terminology Teacher
“We’ve hired MediClerk students that go above and beyond and are an asset to our department.” - Courtney Munroe, Patient Access Supervisor, North Shore Medical Center