NC Home to Extraordinary CWJC Site

by Courtney Simpson (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – May 24, 2010 – Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) of Gaston County in Gastonia, N.C. will be able to expand their ministry and continue to reach out to women in need through an award granted by the WMU Foundation. CWJC and Christian Men’s Job Corps (CMJC) are ministries of […]

Shantell’s Story: Better than a Fairy Tale

by Pat Bryan, Former Site Coordinator We all know that “Once upon a time fairy tales” aren’t real; they make us feel good but are only dreams. The first time I met Shantell was when she arrived at First Baptist Church Garner CWJC classes on Wednesday evening, August 23rd, 2006, with a group of ladies […]

Lina’s Story

“I cannot imagine what I would have done without Triad Ladder of Hope. I was living in fear, very scared, with no money, documents, and no family here to help me. I was afraid of him. He hurt my daughter and me. Triad Ladder of Hope helped me move and be safe; giving us everything […]

Katrina’s Story

“When I first met Mary Ellen [site coordinator], God had previously revealed to me that I was to be a great woman of God. Now the question was, “how to get there”. Alone I viewed myself as mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually incapable of achieving much more than the mess of a life I was living. […]

New Beginnings for Andrea

by Selina Pate, former site coordinator of CWJC of Gaston County In July, 2006, Andrea entered the CWJC of Gaston county office seeking assistance.  She had just moved to our community from a neighboring county.  A life filled with domestic violence sent her fleeing for safety.  With two young children in tow, she was desperate […]

LifeWorks joins pieces for women in mountains

By Norman Jameson Wednesday, August 24, 2011 CLYDE, N.C. (ABP) — Economic life is never easy in western North Carolina’s mountains and 70 percent of the poor are locked into “generational poverty” that holds them back like the concrete anchors on their mobile homes. At least the lucky ones have mobile homes. With a five-year […]

Job Corps Injects Hope into Discouraged Hearts

By Norman Jameson Wednesday, August 24, 2011 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABP) — Those unemployed long-term suffer from more than loss of a paycheck. Being jobless shatters certainty and puts at risk every level of security a person has worked to accumulate. Joblessness assaults self worth, psychological stability and emotional health. To combat those issues and to […]