One Mom’s Path to Employment

Charity Barbour attended a Family Literacy program offered by a group of community partners that came together to address a need in Castlegar:

Here is what Charity had to say about her experience:
I would like to express my gratitude for CBAL programs at Kootenay Family Place. I have two children and needed to upgrade my work skills in order to re-enter the workforce.

My three year old son had been diagnosed with severe Febrile Seizures and I was very hesitant to jump into my re-education. Someone told me that there is a program where they have an instructor for the parents in one room and provide childcare in the next room. This was perfect for me!!

I completed my upgrades, continued on to Administrative Skills classes at Selkirk College, completed my practicum at Kootenay Family Place and now I am utilizing my skills at a full time job.

I have met so many wonderful people who really are dedicated to helping.

Thank you, thank you – for the support, guidance, and most importantly, for helping me to gain the confidence that I needed in order to be successful.

Charity attending a Family Night Out program with her son.

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