When Kena Chatman relocated here from Louisville, KY she had made a conscience decision to leave her old life and past behind her. Kena was literally starting her life over. She moved into New Albany Housing and was given information about the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. She had no job, was struggling to plug into positive role models and said that she needed support and encouragement. Well that is what she found at FSS. Kena joined the FSS Program in August 2014 and she has been very dedicated and committed to doing all she can to learn and grow personally and professionally. Kena started off by attending the Dress for Success “Going Places” networking workshops and stated that it helped her find confidence within. Kena then attended other FSS workshops and programs including financial meetings with Fifth Third Bank, personal empowerment meetings sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana and Habitat for Humanity meetings for building a home. Kena has recently been certified as a Tax Preparer with H&R block and has Kena has never given up. Kena was hired in February 2015 working full-time at Amazon. Kena is a woman of determination and is the woman who defied the odds.