Jackie and her two sons just graduated high school together. A single mom wanting all America had to offer her and her family after gaining citizenship, the three were without the education needed to get adequate work income to support their modest household. Mental health issues had bullied and ridiculed her sons in their early years while Jackie struggled to keep the family afloat. Coming to HopeLink for help, the three enrolled, studied and graduated from our on-site GED training and passed together, opening wide the doors to opportunity. Providing income supports, intensive case management, and job help provided by dedicated HopeLink community partners, all three are now employed, earning a combined household income that raises them off the rolls of poverty and into self-sufficiency with dignity and pride in being Americans.