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Hope Springs Eternal

Rian worked with CCC's Employment Specialist to get back on her feet.

Hope Springs Eternal

After losing her job in the spring of 2018, Rian also lost her apartment and ended up homeless and living in her car. She went to CCC's Housing Resource Center where Carson Cuppett, a Homeless Transition Specialist, found her a bed in a shelter the same day. She was also referred to CCC's Employment Specialist, Anna Wang.

Anna worked with Rian to find a job with a livable wage to get her back on her feet.

"Anna provided me with the details I need to navigate my recent circumstances," said Rian. "l felt confident that my unemployment and housing crisis would be very temporary because I believed I had a true advocate who was willing to partner with me to accomplish my goals."

Together, Anna and Rian wrote a resume and cover letter, prepared for interviews, searched for jobs, and attended job fairs.

"We partner with different local and state workforce and career centers," said Anna. "We've also established relationships with local employers to help place clients. With these resources, we've been able to help over 60 people find jobs so far this year."

Rian soon found a job in human resources that provides her with a livable wage and gave her the stability she needed to find a home on her own.

"I really felt safe in discussing and sharing my circumstances with Anna," said Rian. She has renewed my hope in myself as well as humanity."