I love my independence and doing this training will help to financially liberate me so that I can effectively provide for my children. Helping people who need some support is something that I really enjoy. I've always wanted to work in an industry that allows me to help people and now I have the opportunity to!
My homeless experience all started in 2012 when I lost my job due to some immigration issues. Things quickly became difficult as I had a young child and no money to rent a place of my own. I started sofa surfing and staying with different friends so that my child could have a roof over their head. Since then I've moved around to a few different places and now have three children. Things haven't necessarily become any easier, but I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Watching my children grow up has given me even more drive to fight through the hardships. Just last year I made some headway with my immigration case and now have my right to work. Things have been steadily getting better since then. I've been in this country for 16 years and I'm so glad that I can finally get back to work!
One thing that has kept me going in the midst of all of this uncertainty is faith. No matter how rough things get I know it can only get better! I'm now looking forward to being in stable employment, interacting with new people in my job role and living in suitable accommodation without the fear of homelessness. It's going to be exciting to work in a hospital in a position where I'm able to continue developing professionally. I can't thank my support system at The Magpie Project enough for always being there for me.