Florence Crittenton Services impacted me directly in 1977, when I was young, single and pregnant. They provided a safe place for me during my pregnancy and enabled me to make decisions which molded my entire life. After much consideration, I chose to raise my son Daniel – I was 17.
After Daniel was born, I went to FCS’ residential program where I completed my high school education and then began my first job. The program provided excellent day-care and helped me learn basic living skills to become a responsible parent. In a short time, I was self-sufficient, and didn’t need public assistance. I have been employed by a national Property and Casualty Insurance company for 25 years, and currently work as a Field Development Specialist.
Daniel will earn his doctorate degree in May, 2013 from Wingate University’s School of Pharmacy.
Over the past 35 years, I have remained grateful to FCS, and whenever asked I’ve been honored to speak to groups about my experience. At their annual luncheon in 2011, I presented my story to over 350 attendees, resulting in my being featured in a local news story about FCS. I also direct my charitable contributions through payroll deduction to the agency. Thank you, FCS! Without you, I’m certain our lives would have turned out much differently.
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