SHARE MY PERSONAL EXPERENCE? GLAD YOU ASKED ME. IN 2010 I WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON AND A FRIEND INTRODUCED ME TO SHEILDS FOR FAMILIES SERVICES. AT THAT POINT IN MY LIFE, BEING ON PROBATION AND HAVING LIMTED SKILLS, THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT LOOKED BLEEK. THE VOCATION DEPARTMENT REFERED ME TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION FIBER OPTIC COURSE. THIS 17 WEEK COURSE REALLY GAVE ME THE SKILLS AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I COULD USE AND IT HAS HELPED ME TO FIND SOMETHING I ENJOY DOING. WELL AT THE PRESENT TIME I AM WORKING PART TIME FOR THE SCHOOL THAT PROVIDED THE TRANING, BTTS INC., AS A TEACHER'S ASSISTANT. ALL THIS SEEMS LIKE IT'S UNREAL. I CLOSE BY SAYING THANK YOU SHEILDS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME.
I Was client there and was able to receive treatmetn for my substance abuse problem and also receive housing for me and my young daughter. shields created a safe environment full of hope in which I could receive support and also see the beutifull future. I believe their staff are trully blessed by God with empathy to those in harsh situations and The organization as a whole is doing a wonderfull work in our community.