Success Stories

NORWESCAP celebrates the accomplishments, efforts and success of clients who have worked hard to reach their individual goals. Here are their stories.

Struggling Mom Retrained and Secures Job

A recently separated mother of two young girls came to the Career & Life Transitions Center. Though struggling financially, she was ineligible for food stamps.  Without the extra cushion provided by such benefits as Child Support and Rental Assistance, she lived by borrowing against her credit. She has a business degree and decided that she needed a career change and further schooling because she could not afford the commute back and forth to New York City for her job as a single parent. When she became a client of the Career & Life Transitions Center, she visited with the Case … Continue reading

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Family Success Center Helps Mom Find Success in the Community

A young woman came to the Family Success Center only able to speak Spanish. Pregnant and unsure of her future, she did not know what to do. Though a victim of domestic violence, she faced criminal charges or deportation from accidentally hurting her batterer.  Immediately she was connected to resources in the community. With the NORWESCAP Family Partner’s support, she was able to get a public defender, and the charges were reduced to a fine.  She needed to speak English, so she began to attend language classes during the day and evening while she continued to work. She started as … Continue reading

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Individual Development Account (IDA) Client Builds New Business

BH recently began the IDA program with the goal of home ownership. While driving a school bus and attending school at William Paterson part time, she was offered a twelve-month teaching position at $40,000 annually. Despite many financial setbacks, she was able to save $2,900 with her new job. She attributes much of her success to the financial education she received through the IDA program, including budgeting and how to be an educated consumer. Ironically, by attending the home ownership education, she realized that now was not the time for her to buy a home. Instead, she changed her goal … Continue reading

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NORWESCAP Family Self Sufficiency celebrates Yvonne’s success

  Yvonne’s story “When I was just a teen. I decided that by the age of 25 I would be married, have two kids, my house, and a Honda Civic. Well, I wasn’t too far off. By the age of 28 I was married, by 30 I had my second daughter and by 31 I had my house. I never got the Civic but I did end with a brand new car.   I joined NORWESCAP Family Self-Sufficiency about one year after I started receiving housing assistance thanks to the help of Mark Bizzarro, Sherry Sims and Margarita Howard. I knew … Continue reading

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NORWESCAP Circles celebrates Katherine Dieterie’s success

                                                                                               A Circles® Story My name is Katherine Dieterie and I am a Graduated Circles Leader in Sussex County, NJ. In fact, I am becoming an Ally to a new Circles Leader. I have come a long way from where I was 2 years ago. I had lost my job 3 years ago and when I joinedCircles I didn’t realize how depressed I was feeling. I was lost and not myself. Within the firs week of becoming a Circles Leader I signed up for classes to re-train myself so that I could find a job that would sustain me until … Continue reading

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