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Success Stories

Rusty

I lost my job in 2005 and then lost my house in 2009. After that, I pretty much lived all over the place for 7 years-a camper, my truck, friends’ couches, or my parents’ basement. For a while, I lived in my truck year-round, through Wisconsin winters and all. I

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Michelle & Tyler

My name is Michelle and I would like to share my experience that my husband Tyler and I had with CAC. I would like to call CAC my launch pad for a new and manageable life. In 2015 I was at the lowest point of my life. Due to choices

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Victor

My name is Victor. I want to briefly explain what CAC has done for me. I was a chef for the University here at Delta Gamma and Kappa sigma, 226 girls and 143 guys. I loved my job, but unfortunately I had a very bad fall that cracked my spine.

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Becky

My name is Becky and I am a mother of two daughters, Zoey and Hailey. I am a dedicated student with a degree in Criminal Justice and I have always worked full time. I have a strong desire to eat well and provide nutritious meals for myself and my children,

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Edwina

I had been homeless for three years. I called Ms. Donna at the CAC and asked if she could help. I was so excited to know someone wanted to give me another chance, or just to hear me out. Ms. Donna showed me an apartment. It had been so long

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Becky

    My name is Becky and I am a mother of two daughters, Zoey and Hailey. I am a dedicated student with a degree in Criminal Justice and I have always worked full time. I have a strong desire to eat well and provide nutritious meals for myself and

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Harrison

  Homelessness is an ugly plight. It lasted about 16 months. Too long. The worst of it is my family had to go through it with me. I hated that the most. The journey is difficult but you learn to endure. I met a lot of people during this time,

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Loucretia

  Due to agencies such as Community Action Coalition, Dane County Housing Authority, other community agencies and the persistent encouragement of their staff, I became involved with my case worker Jasmine and Community Action Coalition.  It was through a program called Family Self-Sufficiency where participants are selected through a lottery

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Markesha

  Just a few short years ago, Markesha was working 10 to 15 hours per week while earning $7.25 an hour.  She hadn’t graduated from high school and hadn’t even tried to pursue her GED.  As a single mother of two children, she struggled with transportation issues, poor credit, and

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Jerome

  I came to CAC back in 2013 during a time in my life where I was working on getting myself together.  Choices I made in the past had put me in a position where I was struggling, not only to find housing but a job.  While working with the

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