Yolanda Jeter: From Despondency to Determination

A long-time participant with Samaritan Ministry, Yolanda Jeter is an ambassador for the power of the Next Step program. After losing her home, her job, and her parents, Yolanda discovered Samaritan Ministry and began to take the next steps needed to get her life back on track.

During her time as a participant, her case manager watched with joy as Yolanda transformed from despondency to determination. She has secured transitional housing and maintained steady employment, and recently graduated from the University of the District of Columbia with an associate's in Criminal Justice. Today, she is working on getting her bachelors in criminal justice, and continues to visit the Northwest office for assistance with her coursework. In recognition of her successes, it was with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we presented her with the Outstanding Achievement Award at our 30th Anniversary Gala!