People in Transition should be commended for their commitment to help displaced homemakers. I am a separated mom of one child. I was at the end of my emotional ladder the day I saw the ad for People in Transition in the Gloucester County Times. I called and they listened and provided me with solid advice and guidance. I was treated like family. They encouraged and supported me when I was desperate for help. They made me see that I am an important individual, capable of achieving goals.
I am currently doing well in my second year at Gloucester County College. People in Transition provided me with constant support and offered classes to help me improve my current status, so I could get back on track for a successful future. I truly believe their influence gave me the courage I needed to make positive changes in my life. I would have never dreamed that there was a valuable non-profit program that caters to women. I hope People in Transition continue their phenomenal work. The women in charge really make a difference! I am living proof that they are a successful and needed organization for women today.
The People in Transition program was an absolute God send for me. Transitioning into certain stages in our lives can be extremely difficult. This program and its classes gave me much needed support and knowledge to emerge myself back into the business world and to know that I would be okay. The staff treated me with such dignity and respect. Thank you so much for your services! I am forever grateful for this program!
During a period of time when I lost my husband, my house and the security that had sheltered me in the previous years, PIT helped me rebuild my life. Like true builders they started with the foundation, and helped patch up the holes in my self esteem and self confidence. They then moved on and equipped with the tools I needed to rebuild my new life. These tools included counseling, a resume and eventually a job. My children and I are now happy and safe and I am prepared for any future storms that come my way. Thank you People in Transition!
People In Transition provided me with a life support system at a time in my life when things were very difficult. Dealing with a divorce after 18 years of marriage, having to return to the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 14 years, and beginning life as a college student at the age of 43 were some of the tough hurdles that I had to personally overcome. The People In Transition office came to my rescue. Just knowing there was someone who greeted me with a smile when I went to their office, assisted in the writing of my resume, helped me register for my first college classes, or acted as my counselor when I needed a shoulder to cry on or an ear for listening, made a significant difference to me. Thanks to them, I have made it through some of the most tumultuous and trying times of my life. I never hesitate to continue to seek their advice or refer someone who I believe could use their service!
The staff and the resources that were available through People in Transition were invaluable to me in the navigation of the unknown waters of the divorce process. The staff is very compassionate and helpful and the workshops were extremely informative and beneficial. I took advantage of all that PIT had to offer which, I feel, made me better prepared to face my divorce from a legal, financial, and emotional perspective. I was even able to use the computer skills I learned in the Computer Workshop to create spreadsheets of financial information for the divorce paperwork I had to complete.
Four years after running away from an abusive marriage, I was still afraid of him. I had lost my confidence. Even though I was college-educated, I didn't have enough courage and self-esteem to find a full-time job that used my talents. I went to PIT for help with my resume, and what I got was much, much more. I got my life back. The staff was professional, helpful, encouraging, and walked with me EVERY small step I took toward independence. Thanks to their help, I not only rewrote my resume, I found the job of my dreams, I got the advice I needed to be able to move to another town, and finally I am working at a job that pays me enough to make a good life for myself and my son. I couldn't have done this on my own. The PIT "divorce recovery" seminar I took gave me the coping skills to begin living in the present. The PIT counselors helped me professionally, personally, and emotionally. I'm facing a bright future and I'm not afraid anymore.
My name is Sue and I will be forever grateful to the People in Transition program at GCC for helping me through the most difficult and devastating period of my life. Through the one-on-one conversations and various workshops, the wonderful and caring individuals associated with this program provided me with everything necessary to enable me to begin a new and rewarding part of my life. Whether it was a gentle hug, an open ear or a lead on a job opening, their patience and understanding were invaluable to me.