Irene, 40, was living in a tent on Skid Row when she enrolled in an Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASO) program where job placement specialists helped her obtain assembly and fulfillment work for Goodwill.
Her boyfriend physically abused her one day, causing Irene to miss work and seek refuge at a domestic violence shelter. Still, Irene was able to complete her assignment and is excited about going to school under the Careers for a Cause program.
“Don’t lose hope, have faith, and keep your dreams. ASO gave me hope and all the help I needed to find a job,” she said