Posted by Derek Lippincott on Oct 1, 2016 3:00:00 PM

As a single mom, Kanisha worked two jobs trying to make ends meet for herself and her son. But working hard meant she made "too much money" to qualify for assistance, even though her wages didn't cover her basic expenses. A determined and optimistic woman, Kanisha found help from the HOPE initiative. After finishing her education and earning her cosmetology license, Kanisha has opened her own business and is well on her way to financial stability and independence.


“It's scary, and it's challenging, but it's self-fulfilling when I see my bank account and I know that all my bills will be paid... and I did that.”