participant story

"Good Place; Good Help": Robert Preucel

In September of 2016, Mr. Robert Preucel (name changed) came to the Northwest office to meet with Lead Caseworker Annette Carver. Over the course of the long conversation, Robert explained that he had three goals: first, he wanted to get a better job! While currently employed as a part-time package handler with FedEx, Robert was striving for something more meaningful, and financially sustainable. Second, he wanted to learn more about treating addiction and substance abuse; and third, he wanted to learn basic computer skills. 

Pursuing Hope, and a New Job: Robert Gaskins

With hopes of gaining skills that would lead to full-time employment, Mr. Robert Gaskins accepted Samaritan Ministry's invitation to join the March 2017 STRIVE job readiness training. However, his hopes ended on the first day. 

Lack of funds was causing Mr. Gaskins issues at home, in his relationships, and with being able to attend the training itself. Mr. Gaskins was so desperate that he had thoughts of committing illegal activities for money.