Sharane also shared her story. Sharane worked for many years in the Willmar area. She had a wonderful job, with great pay, and it was very fulfilling. She eventually made the decision to relocate to a Wright County community.
“By the time I got here, everything I had saved to move with was dwindling.”
Sharane had worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at one time in her life. Sharane needed to re-certify as a CNA, which brought her to CMJTS. She started a transitional job placement at Park View Care Center as a neighborhood concierge (candy striper). Through program services, including help with the cost of training and retesting, Sharane gained her certification and is currently working full-time as a CNA at Park View.
“Dignity is one thing I got by coming to CMJTS. I get to be human again. I’m working.”