Woman's headshot“You need to be committed, you need to do your part, but Project Place will be there for you.” 

Just a few credits shy of graduation, Amefika had to leave college to take care of her newborn baby. Facing domestic violence in her relationship, she fled to Boston and moved into a shelter after losing her job.

When Amefika came to Project Place, her case manager asked her about her career aspirations. Amefika spoke about her interest in healthcare, so her case manager helped her apply for a training program at Partners Healthcare. Amefika practiced interviewing in her Work-Ready class and her work paid off: she was accepted into the program at Partners Healthcare. She is now a patient services coordinator at one of Boston’s largest hospitals, lives in her own apartment and is getting married this summer. Amefika shares, “I always tell people, if you need something, if you feel like you’re down and out or you just don’t have the skills, Project Place is where you need to go.”