Community Action Southwest Stories



Getting Ahead While Getting Out

June 16, 2017 | By Kristin Emery | Community Action Southwest

Lisa was at a low point in her life. She was in recovery for alcoholism, had lost her job in the food industry and ended up in jail because of a domestic dispute. That's when she saw a flyer for a program that could help her turn her life around. "I learned about the program when I was in jail," remembers Lisa. "I decided I was ready for a change when I got released. I wanted to make a plan for my future."

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A Family Blessed

January 30, 2017 | By Washington County Community Foundation with contributions from Kristin Emery | Community Action Southwest

Today, Paul and Tracy Tencer's home is full of love, laughter, and the joyful sounds of children at play. But for a time, the Tencers weren't sure that providence would ever bless their home in such a way.

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