Tammy – The Story Behind The Stores

I came to Rapid City from Arizona looking for a new life, and was sleeping on an air mattress in my Grandma’s living room.

The first thing that I did was get in touch with South Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation at the Department of Human Services; after two meetings my counselor recommended that I go to the Work Adjustment Training program at Goodwill.  After the WAT program I worked with an Employment Specialist at Goodwill, and was eventually hired by the City of Rapid City working at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center as a part time dishwasher (9/27/17).

Today I work full time as a Senior Dishwasher/Prep Cook, train and supervise new employees, just recently got a raise, have my own place and am able to support myself.  My next goal is to register for Drivers Education and learn to drive.  I will soon be taking the next step in my life and will be transitioning.  Goodwill helped me learn more people skills, and helped get me out of my comfort zone.

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