Janice* is a single mother of two children who entered DASH’s Cornerstone program.
During her two year stay at Cornerstone, Janice worked with her DASH advocate on her education and employment goals. Janice successfully completed a job training program and started a new career with an income in the mid-$40,000 salary range.
Cornerstone allowed Janice the time to heal with her children and reimagine a new life for her and her family, and to building savings. These savings allowed her to connect to the first-time home buyers program with her DASH advocate’s support.
She continued to save and soon received the great news that she was approved for her new home while at Cornerstone.
As Janice was preparing to move into her new home, DASH provided support for moving costs and supplies for her new home. She and her two children transitioned out of Cornerstone directly into their newly purchased home in the District.
*Names have been changed to protect confidentiality and safety.