“Project Place helped me find my confidence.”
After being evicted in 2018, Yolette had her first experience with homelessness. Last year, Yolette was staying at an overnight shelter in the South End. She was going to the Women’s Lunch Place every day, passing by Project Place. One day in July, she decided to come inside. She says that decision changed her life.
After graduating from Project Place’s Work Ready program, Yolette joined Project Place’s Clean Corner’s Bright Hopes social enterprise, which provides facility maintenance services. She says that the work training she received at Project Place, especially the Customer Service class, helped prepare her for her new job, in addition to the support and references she received from her case-manager and instructors. Since early February, Yolette has been working as a concierge at an apartment building on Beacon Street. Yolette is currently living at Betty’s Place. She is working hard every day in order to save up and find a place to call home. She now looks forward to her future with determination and optimism, knowing she has a support system who want to help her succeed.