Graduate Spotlight: Savannah Young

 Tell us how you came to TPOM?

When the seminar came to my facility, I signed up to go. As soon as I heard the details about the program, I fell in love with it and immediately started making plans to come.

What were some of the concerns when you first arrived?

I was just worried about adapting and getting back into society. It was a big change, but Cynthia Stewart and everyone were so welcoming and I loved the house!

How has your work experience been?

Fred Lopez was awesome and talked me through the process. I eventually ventured out on my own. I enjoy being outside and as I worked through possibilities, I concluded, “Construction it is!” I was honest in my interview, told my story, where I’d come from, and how I just needed a chance to prove myself. Two days later they called to offer me a job.

How has TPOM been helpful with reentry?

They’ve helped with everything. They helped me get through some things. I’m a private person, but I felt comfortable opening up. I think the counseling and the meetings ended up being some of the most helpful parts of the program.

 What goals do you have for the future?

I want to reunite with my children. They are 8, 6, and 5 years old. I just want to be settled in a home with my kids. Later, I’d like to go back to school and train as a computer tech.

What advice do you have for someone considering the program at TPOM?

You can do anything you want if you set your mind to it. TPOM’s program is awesome and will provide what you need. If you give it a chance, you can be where I am today.

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