Androscoggin County

Rachelanne is a single parent with one school-age child.  She had attended orientation with Fedcap in 2017 but did not participate at that time.  Her case reopened last fall and after resolving some housing issues, she started to participate in activities including completing job readiness classes and volunteering at the Lewiston Opportunity Center performing administrative duties.  In January, she attended an onsite hiring event and met with representatives from TD Bank.  Not long after the hiring event, Rachelanne reported that she had been hired full-time at TD Bank making $16.00 an hour.  Before she started her new job, Rachelanne sent Lewiston staff an email with the following:   

“I just wanted to say thank you to the staff at Fedcap.  After being here in Maine for 10 years and in the healthcare field for over 25 years, I ended up watching my patient die and losing my car and ultimately my job.  I ended up having to be on TANF and coming to Fedcap.  After a lot of soul searching and time and patience from the staff here, I am proud to say, I’ve made some very big changes.  I will be starting a new career at TD Bank on Tuesday!  Although I love the healthcare field it has taken a toll on me emotionally and physically.  And with the help of the staff here I will be on to bigger and better things.  I couldn’t be more grateful to the staff here for their support, time and understanding!!!  Thank you all again, this momma’s moving up!!!!!!”

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