Kim* was referred to OneHeart by Working Against Violence, Inc., where she sought help after leaving an abusive relationship. She was employed, but not in a full-time position. While on campus, Kim received food, shelter, and support from OneHeart staff, counseling for her trauma from a partnering agency, and childcare and occupational therapy for her child through the YMCA and Black Hills Pediatrics, respectively. Her OneHeart Care Coordinator served as the point person for the team of people who helped and supported her through her journey. When she graduated from the OneHeart program in July 2021, she had a place to live, a full-time job, a savings account for the first time in her life, and a consistent childcare provider.
"It was incredibly heartwarming to hear her say that she would never have pursued the things she is doing if not for the environment OneHeart gave her to heal from the past and focus on her future... but at the end of the day, it all came down to her motivation and drive." ~ Care Coordinator Ashleigh Young on Kim's graduation from OneHeart