Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement My story and how I became part of this wonderful organization is directly related to the housing component within our community. I understand how important having a place children can call home is, may that be an apartment or house to lay their head at night or just…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I am a Hispanic female who was born in Dallas, TX. After living there through eight years old, I moved to Marshfield, WI with my family. There, I grew up as a low-income minority in a household of 4 in an unfamiliar town without familiarity of my extended…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I was born and raised in Black River Falls, WI. I came from a good home. Although, growing up I felt that my parents were way too controlling. As a teenager I became very rebellious and defiant. I didn’t know then, that those terrible feelings in my chest…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement Hi, I’m Ace, and I proudly identify as nonbinary, gay, and neurodivergent, and my journey to this point has been quite a ride. Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, I belonged to a conservative Evangelical family and was heavily involved in my faith from a young age. Despite…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I was raised in Northeast Iowa – where I had an overall average childhood. 2 hardworking parents, an older brother by 16 months and a younger sister by 8 years. I grew up exposed to alcohol at all events making it a familiar part of most memories. I…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I grew up moving around as a child through several small towns in NW Wisconsin. I was raised by my single mother on a small hobby farm. I have a younger sister, and 4 step-siblings and a step-father that were introduced later on in my childhood. Consistency in…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I grew up in the Midwest. Poverty, addiction and violence were the largest driving factors in my childhood. When I was 14 my mother signed her parental rights over because she had terminal cancer. She died years later but it was through being adopted that I was able…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico where I lived until the age of three when I migrated to the United States. From the hood to the woods, I spent most of my life growing up in the streets of New England, where I made about every mistake…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I grew up on Milwaukee’s Northside in a tiny 2-bedroom apartment, where I shared a room with my brother until I was an adult. My mom worked too much, and my dad was too busy to make time for us. I had to raise my little brother and…

Service Array: Individual Skill Development and Enhancement I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, until I was 10 years old, at which time I moved to Colfax, Wisconsin, with my father, stepmother, and 3 siblings. I lived in Colfax until I was 17, at which time we moved back to Eau Claire. When I was…