• Hael

    Pathways to Success program participant.

Hael recently received a four-year scholarship to the Northwest College of Construction so that she can continue to develop her skills and pursue her career goals.

Her Story

Hael at Work

When Hael came to Human Solutions, she was living in her truck with two of her children – unemployed and struggling with addiction. “I grew up with a lot of trauma, and I did not want that for my children,” Hael said.

Human Solutions helped Hael find an apartment, and for the first time in a long while, she and her children had a safe place to call home. Her son remembers the day they moved in. “There were so many kids in the building and they all came to help us move our things into our house. We have lots of new friends!”

With the help of her Human Solutions Family Advocate, Hael began planning for her future. We connected her to services to help with her addiction and explore living wage employment options. She had always been interested in carpentry and welding, so we helped her enter the Oregon Tradeswomen program, where she received training and mentoring for her chosen profession. She also completed her GED in just over three months.

After completing her apprenticeship with Oregon Tradeswomen, Hael was hired at a construction company. Coincidentally, her first job just happened to be working on Human Solutions’ latest project: Rosewood Plaza. “I was so excited when I learned that my first job was with the agency that helped me get out of homelessness,” Hael said. “I feel like I am giving back though the skills I developed. I was only able to achieve this because Human Solutions gave me a safe home. Once I had that stability, I was able to set goals and achieve them. You can’t do that living in a truck with your kids.” 

Hael recently received a four-year scholarship to the Northwest College of Construction so that she can continue to develop her skills and pursue her career goals.

Human Solutions takes pride in its strong record of supporting people like Hael with stable housing and family support needed to overcome barriers.

The mission of Human Solutions is to help low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities.

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