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PS-S Success Stories

PS-S Success Stories

Meet our latest Success Story: Melanie!

Melanie came to PS-S in September of 2009, hoping to fulfill her lifelong dreams of becoming a nurse. Each of her previous attempts to go back to school had been met with barriers, and she was currently questioning how she would afford daycare for her youngest daughter while she went to school.

PS-S was able to help Melanie with her childcare, education, and living expenses. In 2010 Melanie and her family moved into PS-S housing at Willow Place, which allowed her to focus on nursing school without having to work full time. Melanie’s advisor, Beth, and past Executive Director Mary Carraher provided her with emotional support and guidance throughout her process. Says Melanie “Their support has been a God send to me and I will forever be grateful for all they have done for me, for all PS-S has done for me.  I would not be where I am today without the help of PS-S.”

Melanie graduated from University of Northern Colorado in August of 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. While continuing her job search, Melanie is working for Interim Healthcare as a float nurse, and enjoying the opportunity to experience many different areas of nursing that allow her to obtain skills she would not otherwise as a new graduate. She is continuing to train in order to make herself more marketable and loves working as a nurse. Her advice to other Participants - “Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself: how did I get through all of that?”

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