At her intake last spring, Penny shared that she struggled with mental health conditions which had held her back from her desired career in healthcare. Staff helped her to find counseling, and after a few months she reported that she had learned coping strategies to better manage her anxiety. When she was ready, staff helped her enroll in training to become a nursing assistant and she completed the course with a 98%. The experience motivated Penny to complete certifications for residential medication aide, and personal support specialist. Penny was then hired at an area residential facility. During her recent appointment, Penny thanked Machias staff for helping her get the training she needed and aid with mileage, scrubs, and childcare.