Knoxworks uses funds from Women United Grant
he Knoxworks Resources for Recovery Women United
grant was awarded to Knoxworks
in 2019 to be administered by Jessica of TouchePointe
Marriage and Family Resources. We are pleased to share that the grant funds, which are to be administered to clients on an as-needed basis, have been utilized to help two hopeful clients.
The first recipient of funds is a young woman who has been drug-free for over a year and is currently enrolled in classes at COTC. Grant funds were used to purchase a laptop for the young woman. She has already completed orientation and started classes in January in Human Services. She wants to be a drug and alcohol counselor and she has a motivation that is not a force to be messed with! She has also been working with Knoxworks to get her driver’s license back and to have her felony removed from her record. As a single, working, mom, this client felt a laptop would help her keep up with her school work and we can all agreed!
Grant impact for the second client to benefit from the Women United funds was shared in a recent TouchPoint newsletter. The letter introduced Joe* (real name not used in the story). Joe completed the Knoxworks program in January
2019. He overcame several
barriers during the program, not only taking to the program concepts preparing him for the workforce, but also gaining confidence, and ultiimately, employment. He opened a bank account, took steps to have his drivers licence reinstated, and gained access to a car. After months of positive progrssion, Joe hit a bump in the road - his car insurance company issued an unexpected fee. WHile paying the fee was vital to the bond that allowed his license to be reinstated, Joe did not have the funds to pay for it. Thanks to funds from the Women United grant, the fee was paid and Joe is happily able to continue to commute to work and work toward providing himself a good life.
We look forward to continuing to share community outcomes that this and other grants through Women United make possible.