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Terica

Terica continues to work hard and hopes to attend nursing school in the future.

Terica has a natural ability to care for others. She takes care of her two children and took care of her grandmother when she was ill. Her gifts made her a natural fit for Jeremiah’s Hope Academy at St. Vincent’s, a program funded by The Women’s Fund that trains low-income single mothers for jobs in healthcare fields.

Once enrolled in Jeremiah’s Hope, Terica was devastated to learn that her son’s child care center was operating without the appropriate license. She was scared and didn’t know what to do or how she would afford alternative child care. With the help of her academic advisor, Terica found find a new, safe child care center for her son. His enrollment and tuition were covered by Jeremiah’s Hope.

With child care worries in the past, Terica excelled in her clinical rotations. Her performance was so impressive that a phlebotomist contacted the unit supervisor with a glowing review and Terica was offered a job at St. Vincent’s shortly after graduating from the program. Terica continues to work hard and hopes to attend nursing school in the future.