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Category: Success Stories

Success Story: Claudia deCurnou

DeCurnou is grateful for the volunteers at the RealSense tax sites but, sees her family’s experience with RealSense more as a beginning to a good financial future.

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Success Story: Gail Peterson

Secure in her new home, Peterson is looking to volunteer more and help others use the lessons she learned from RealSense.

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Improvements in Education and Income: Angela Boyd’s Story

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Success Story: Jazzlyn Nathan

Although she faced difficulties in middle school, Achievers For Life helped Jazzlyn become a successful high schooler with big dreams for her future.

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Success Story: Kavell Britten

Because of Full Service Schools and other United Way initiatives, members of the Northeast Florida community, like Kavell, can lead lives of total health, mentally and physically.

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Success Story: Jordan Burnett

With the support of a Full Service Schools therapist, Jordan found that recovery from depression was possible, and that she could achieve her goals.

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Success Story: Laila Farrington

Through Full Service Schools, Laila received the counseling she needed to cope with the stress and anxiety stemming from her parents’ incarceration. Now twelve years old and in the sixth grade, Laila has entered United Way’s Achievers For Life program.

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Success Story: Sachelle Cuffy

As one of seven children in a single-parent household, Sachelle Cuffy thought success was out of reach. To ensure Sachelle could reach her full potential, she was paired with a United Way Full Service Schools therapist who helped her learn to cope with stress and set goals for her future.

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Success Story: Benjamin Gundlach

Benjamin was able to transition back home with the comfort of knowing he was supported by United Way’s Elder Care Advocates initiative, which provides coordinated services for elderly patients exiting the hospital to ensure a faster, healthier recovery without rehospitalization.

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Success Story: Nikkii and Reed

Nikkii and Reed are making a positive investment in their future through United Way’s RealSense financial education classes and money coaching.

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