Isaac's Story

Learning to Be Self-Sufficient

Isaac came to our Wichita Pathways transitional living program (TLP) in May of 2017 after a year and a half stay at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC). With great aspirations, he tried his best to be future-focused. Unfortunately, his anxiety and lack of confidence hindered his success and he returned to the KJCC in November 2017.

Ready to fully embrace the program, Isaac returned to Pathways in February 2018. With the help of our trauma-informed staff, a therapist and KDOC mentors, he gained confidence in himself. Isaac’s case worker, Alisha Barnes, helped him put into practice basic hygiene and maintenance of his apartment until it became a habit and part of his daily routine. He participated in our independent living curriculum and enjoyed assisting staff with teaching cooking classes. He became quite the chef, and did a great job budgeting his allotted grocery money. He became much more self-sufficient.

Isaac obtained and maintained employment while at the TLP and was able to save enough money to get a duplex for himself and his mother. He learned to navigate the Wichita transit system and, maybe even more importantly, had the confidence to get on the bus which he had never had before.

"Isaac blossomed so much while he was in our program," shares Alisha. "I am honored to have served as his case manager and grateful I got to see him blossom into a self-sufficient young man!"

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