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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At 25, this young mother is determined to provide for her family.
Until recently, the woman and her two children lived with her father. She lacked the education and resources to be on her own.
The woman signed up for the West Virginia Works program, which provides about $300 in monthly income while she studies to earn her GED.
She rides a bus to her 4-year-old daughter's school and then walks two miles to class. In the afternoon, she walks two miles back to the school and heads home on the bus again.
"I see her just about every day," the caseworker said, adding she believes the mom is quite capable of finding full-time work once she has her GED. It likely won't be a high-paying job, but it will put her one step closer to independence.
She has been approved for subsidized housing and receives $286 a month in food stamps. But she desperately needs furnishings for the family's new home. She has gathered what she can but is lacking a sofa, one twin bed, dressers and some simple lamps and curtains.
"This is her first time on her own and she's excited," the caseworker said.
Needs: $400 for a sofa, $150 for a twin bed and frame, $150 for dressers, $150 for lamps and curtains.
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