Community Family Life Services

Name: Betty Washington

Job Title: Program coordinator for Family to Family and Administrative Assistant to Ms. Claudia Thorne.

How long have you been working for CFLS? Over two years.

What brought you to CFLS? I am a former client of CFLS and after being a client and seeing the types of services they provide and seeing what they do to empower and move their clients forward I definitely felt it was a place for me.

What’s the biggest reward you get from working at CFLS? Knowing that I meet clients in situations that I was in when I got here and being an instrumental part of their lives. Seeing their faces when they’ve accomplished their goals is very powerful.

Can you tell us one success story you’ve seen? There was a client that had been trying to get a certificate. She completed all of the classes necessary to obtain it but did not have the funds to pay for the physical certificate. Through Family to Family we were able to get her the certificate, which led to a job, which led to money, and finally permanent housing. Her success was going from homelessness to having a stable place for her and her family.

Just for fun, favorite restaurant in DC? Busboys and Poets near U Street.

You can hear more about Betty’s incredible story by watching the CFLS Success Services YouTube video.

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