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When I Did Not Believe In Myself, Better Tomorrows Did

My name is Anaedrea and I am a resident at Better Tomorrows' Brookside Estates. I tell you my story today to share with you how my life has been transformed by Better Tomorrows' programs and on-site Social Service Coordinator.

At one point, I had dropped out of college, was very depressed and unable to pay my utility bill. I turned to Better Tomorrows' Social Service Coordinator in desperation. She helped with my utility bills and asked what I wanted to do with my life. I told her about my interest in helping children and she asked me if I would volunteer for the on-site youth Summer Enrichment Program. When I didn't believe in myself, she did. Most importantly, she refused to let me give up.

After volunteering for three summers with our community youth, my Social Service Coordinator referred me to a job placement agency. She wrote an amazing reference which enabled me to secure a job and enter the workforce.

I returned to college and will very shortly receive my degree. I am the first of my mother's children to graduate college. Better Tomorrows not only set me on the path to leading a healthy and independent life, but their belief in me has helped me to become a better mother, woman, daughter and community member.

In my case as well as many of its residents across the United States, Better Tomorrows lives up to its words of Supporting Lives and Empowering Communities.

On behalf of Better Tomorrows, I respectfully ask you to believe in someone like me though a donation today. Thank you.

Anaedrea

Each year, Better Tomorrows programs and case management services support over 26,000 youth, adults and seniors living in affordable housing communities across the United States.