“Project Place has given me the tools to believe in myself and know that I am worth it.”
When you meet Rosaivette, you immediately feel her energy and positivity. She currently lives at Betty’s Place, a transitional housing program at Project Place, and is pursuing her undergraduate degree in criminology. She completed training in the Working Opportunities for Women social enterprise earlier this year and continues to work part-time in the Project Place kitchen.
It wasn’t too long ago, though, that she was “in a very dark place.” She suffered from domestic abuse and went to prison for five years. Rosaivette credits Project Place with teaching her the computer skills she had missed while incarcerated and also for giving her “the chance to see myself in a different light.”