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Back On My Feet: Janett's Story

Janett experienced great loss on her journey through homelessness, but the community she discovered at Toby's Place let her know she was not alone.

Janett, a Toby's Place graduate
Janett, a Toby's Place graduate

Janett enjoyed going to school growing up. She thrived in math and science, and her dream was to go to college and study nursing. Those plans changed when her mom passed away while Janett was only 16 years old.


"I was sad, and I cried a lot. I felt like I was alone without my mom."

Janett put her dream on hold and began working full-time, but she was laid off from her position. She became homeless shortly after, uncertain where to go next.


While looking for work at a local library, Janett was referred to Toby's Place. There, she would be provided with the resources and knowledge to overcome her challenges, and she wouldn't have to do it alone.


"I was committed to getting the program done, finding more work, and getting my life together."

At Toby's Place, Janett found a supportive community who uplifted her as she found employment and rebuilt her trust in the world around her. Her faith grew tremendously, and she was baptized at a local church after accepting Christ into her life!


Janett has since completed programming, found full-time employment, and now lives in her own permanent housing.


Watch Janett's story here:



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