Madilyn rarely identified herself as an Army veteran and hadn’t really considered a career following her transition. Instead, she accepted the first job she was offered and was unexpectedly laid off, losing her family’s sole source of income.
For the next month, Madilyn dedicated her time to applying for new positions. Her initiative resulted in several interviews and later a formal job offer, one that aligned more closely with a career she could see herself in the long term. Unfortunately, the new position wasn’t scheduled to start for a month. Her rent and utility bills were due soon and she knew her savings wouldn’t last till her first paycheck.
Madilyn reached out to several organizations for resources, and luckily one asked if she ever served in the military. Apprehensively, she said yes and that’s when she learned about our programs designed specifically to meet the needs of women veterans. While she was hesitant, she knew she couldn’t risk her situation becoming more critical for her family and eventually reached out for assistance. Upon approval, Madilyn knew she would be able to support her family until her first paycheck, but also found a renewed sense of pride in having served her county.
“I never really identified myself as a veteran, but learning about FFWW has inspired me to be more confident in recognizing my service, and not feel ashamed to ask for help. These last two months have been difficult, but I am so grateful for this hand up to ensure my daughter and I are financially stable while I wait to start this new position.”
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