A graduate of the Pharmacy Technician Program shares her story
“I became homeless the week before Christmas in 2011 because I broke my toe on my drive foot. I was employed as a driver and could not work in this capacity. I quickly fell behind in rent and all other bills that go along with basic living.
My boss found me another position other than driving and allowed me to stay at the office until I could get caught up on things and save enough money to move into another place. Yes, I worked in the day at the office and my boss made arrangements so that I could stay at the office overnight in order to avoid any rent payments.
After awhile, I didn’t handle things very well and closed the line of communication at work. I lost my job on the last day of February and I came to DuPagePads.
Sadness. Uncertainty. Frustration. Anger. Disappointment. These were the feelings I had when I first came to DuPagePads this past March. Initially I was in shock and found going place to place each night difficult. But early on, the staff interacted with me in a very caring manner; they reached out to me and their commitment to help me and my situation is something I will never forget. The people at DuPagePads were a gleam of light through the turmoil I was experiencing.
Since I became a DuPagePads client, I qualified through testing and with classes and hard work have completed the Pharmacy Technician program. I am now the proud recipient of a Pharmacy Technician License. I not only look forward to a job, but a well-paying career. Today was my very first day of orientation as a pharmacy technician with the DuPage Community Clinic here in Wheaton. I am proud to say that with DuPagePads help, I am on my way to succeed. So I would like to humbly thank all who are apart of DuPagePads in any and every aspect from in front to behind the scenes for doing what you do for so many like me. Thank You!”