Carmen is a BIG FSS success, she joined the FSS program in 2011. Carmen grew up in the Parkview Broademeade neighborhood, graduated high school then became a single mom. She applied for her own apartment and moved right up the street from her mother. Carmen knew she wanted a good job and was needing some guidance. With the support of her case worker at FSS she enrolled in C.N.A. classes and graduated with high honors. The same senior living facility where she completed her C.N.A. hours hired her on as a Nursing Assistant. Carmen worked full time and had many struggles. In the beginning she didn’t have a car and would walk to and from her job. Slowly things got better.Carmen set her goals, she got her driver’s license, and she then got a car. Carmen’s rent went up with the new job, it was difficult but she knew that each time she paid her rent on time she was also saving money in her FSS Escrow Account. Carmen stayed focused! She met with her credit repair person, and she attended her FSS monthly meetings and lived her life. She got married and even had another baby. The four and a half years that she was in the FSS program went by very fast. Carmen’s dreams came true and she was able to buy her dream home. She closed on her house February 2016 and is moving forward with her family. Carmen said that this is only the beginning for her! We wish her the very, very best as she moves forward!