Sandra is an immigrant woman who comes from a well-off background. In her country of origin, she worked as a teacher. Her husband took great care of her. She was independent and happy. When she immigrated to the United States of America with her husband, they had high hopes of starting a new chapter of their lives together in the newfound land.
Life took a sharp turn. Her husband left her. He left her with nothing. She was overwhelmed with grief and a great deal of rejections.
She had to find support. She was told about Access California Services. When she met with one of AccessCal’s team members, her hopes and expectations, coupled with our unconditional support, motivated her. One of our team members met with her weekly to help her secure employment. She never missed a meeting. She never gave excuses. One day, she was referred to a job fair, where she was unfortunately rejected due to her surpassing qualifications. She was disappointed but did not lose hope; neither did the team at AccessCal. Sure enough, Sandra was able to secure an interview at a local department store as a sales associate. After filling out the job application with her case manager at AccessCal, she was called in for an interview where was offered the job on the spot.
We are so proud of Sandra. Her successes allow us to continue loving what we do. We wish her the best.