Sharisah Odoms

Sharisah Odoms was a working, single mother of two children, ages 15 and 9. After being diagnosed an unexpected medical condition, Odoms was laid off from her job as an Insurance Underwriter. She had never been in need of cash assistance before; however, months of treatment and chemotherapy had inevitably brought financial hardship. The family soon lost their transportation, and was in the process of being evicted from their home. Odoms applied to participate in the Welfare Transition Program. She explained to staff that with no other alternatives available, she absolutely had to make the program work for her and her family.

CareerSource was able to provide Odoms with general financial assistance and transportation until she would be able to begin work again. Meanwhile, Odoms began Hospitality and Microsoft Office Training while beginning her job search. With the support and guidance of CareerSource staff, Odoms was able to navigate between her medical treatments, program requirements, and working to stabilize her family life.

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