Real people,

TE Story pic - Linda Butts


Towards Employment Alumni

I am living proof that you can come from nothing and be something."

I am a product of the foster care system, and I raised my children as a single Mom. I faced obstacles and I found resources. Now I get to tell how I did it.

My life experience proves that things can get better, that
you have choices.

After 10 years in one career, I left on my own terms, in good standing. I wanted to find something different for the next phase in my life. And I did.

I remember back to my time at Towards Employment. It was not always easy- I had to learn to be disciplined. I remember some things so well - a staff member always said, "Dress for the job ahead." And I always have.