Teia knew she needed help getting her finances under control but wasn’t sure where to start. Then she heard of the Love Inc IMPACT program from her church. She knew she needed help to get out of debt, but was afraid to ask. She was worried people would judge her.
Teia attended the IMPACT classes and put in the work while her children were enrolled in the childcare program so she could concentrate. She looked forward to the classes and the IMPACT Campus where she could relax in a friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere where there was dinner before the classes.
She graduated in the summer of 2018. When asked if IMPACT had changed her life, she responded “It made a 110% difference in my life. I learned who I really was, not what people have been telling me who I am. I liked everything about the program.”
She found a family at the IMPACT Campus. People who didn’t judge her but loved her. She would recommend IMPACT to everyone, but “You have to put in the work—it’s a hand-up, not a hand-out,” she commented. However, the work was well worth it as she and her family’s life has changed for the better.
While she found it hard to pay bills and say “no” to her children, her coach was very important to her success by encouraging her to keep working at it and pray. Money & Me was her favorite class. Even though she had always hated math, the teacher made it almost fun. She and her husband have some money now, have paid off debt and her husband was able to go to CDL college. He is now making more money driving a truck.
A year after graduating, her coach still provides guidance when she calls about an issue. Her two children even loved her coach and call him “uncle” now.
From what they learned, her family is now closer. They have more fun together. She now feels more open to people and has reached out to help others–to give back what has been given to her. Her special highpoint was when she decided to be baptized. Her coach was there too.
If you are interested in taking control of your finances like Teia, a new Money and Me class is about to begin. Learn more about the program and sign up for the next class.