Kaitlyn’s Story

If you asked Kaitlyn years ago about how her experience at SCO’s Madonna Heights would help her grow, she wouldn’t have had an answer. Kaitlyn’s painful childhood meant being in and out of hospitals, group homes, and residential programs starting at just 8 years old. After her 16th birthday, she arrived at SCO’s Madonna Heights campus feeling angry, defiant, untrusting, and alone. Her struggle persisted – until everything changed for the better.

According to Kaitlyn, every single person she encountered at Madonna Heights made her feel human, loved, important, safe, and secure. She thrived for two years living on the Madonna Heights campus with a new support system focused on helping her achieve her personal, emotional, and academic goals. Today, Kaitlyn is overjoyed to use her life experiences to help guide the next generation of young women as a Youth Advocate at Madonna Heights.

Kaitlyn’s journey gave her the knowledge and insight to show people that no one is alone, to encourage them to advocate for themselves and to guide them on the path to finding their self-worth.

“Knowing my story can influence the story of another young girl which inspires me to give back,” said Kaitlyn.

 

 

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CFL Adult Employment & Education

Center for Family Life Adult Employment Services provide job readiness and placement assistance to Sunset Park, Brooklyn residents and meet the hiring needs of employers and small businesses with highly motivated candidates. The free job-readiness program includes resume writing help, interview preparation, computer skills training and job placement. English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes in Spanish and Chinese are also provided.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Unemployed and underemployed adults seeking full time jobs, employment counseling, resume and interview help, job placement, English and computer classes

How to Access this Program or Service

Contact the program at 718.633.4823

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Center For Family Life

Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. Read More

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Last year,

94%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded goals for social-emotional development

We shelter

4,600

youth, adults and children

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