Jennifer found hope, security and confidence after what felt like endless uncertainty. Today she can provide for her family & has more time for fun with her boys!
Life before Pathways was always uncertain. I was uncertain of every aspect of my life, from being able to buy groceries to what the heck am I going to do for Christmas. But most importantly I was uncertain of where my life was headed.
I went through long periods of anxiety and depression. I had no motivation because I was always worried about everything. Being a single mom with two boys always kept me on my toes. And having so much uncertainty in my life became a weight that felt impossible to carry.
I first found out about Pathways through my Ontario works caseworker, Jen.
When I met with Jen she was more than welcoming. She really made me feel comfortable and she was hilarious! Her sense of humour immediately made me feel comfortable!
For me, who had been a stay at home mom for what felt like forever, the workshops were soooo eye opening and informative. I felt welcome and found all the facilitators amazing and helpful with anything I asked. Never once did I feel judged!
I learned so much during the courses and workshops. Everyone at Pathways inspired me to be the person I thought I had lost.
I am now motivated every day to wake up, get out of bed and strive for greatness. So a huge thank you to them for showing me how to bring out the talents I didn’t know I had!
Today my life is so busy!
Busy in the best way possible. I feel great when I wake up, and great when I get home. I’m a happier mom – and best of all is that the uncertainty I felt is no longer a part of my life.
My current job role is working reception in the service department of Finch Hyundai. I have been working with them ever since I finished doing my Co-Op! This opportunity means absolutely everything to me and my family. I have more time to be happy and do things with my kids, I have the freedom and ability to take a trip home to see my family in Alberta, and I can always buy groceries – we never run low. For me the biggest change of all is that I am no longer living in uncertainty. Now my life is on a road to success – for sure!
My advice for someone considering Pathways:
I absolutely love Pathways and the entire staff. They went above and beyond to help me get where I am today. As long as you are open and willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals, they will do everything they can to help get you there. I’d tell them to prepare to have their lives changed because that’s what Pathways does.