Erin – A Story of Perseverence

Erin’s story began in September 2021 when she approached Hands of The Carpenter with a car that required major repairs. After enrolling in the TLC Program, she received essential services to keep her car functional. However, Hands staff advised her that finding a more reliable vehicle would be a better investment. At the time, two … Read more

Niki – The Journey to Success

Five years ago, Adenike (fondly known as “Niki”) embarked on a life-changing journey from Nigeria to Colorado, seeking a brighter future for herself and her six daughters. As her two youngest daughters approach high school graduation, Niki’s determination to succeed has led her to remarkable personal growth and achievements. In 2020, Niki connected with CrossPurpose, … Read more

Shermaine – Joy Is In the Air

Shermaine is an infectiously joyful single mother of two daughters, ages 14 & 5. She came to Hands in mid-2022 through a referral from a partner nonprofit, Bridge of Hope, through whom she was able to stabilizing her housing situation after leaving an abusive relationship. She took lots of classes and learned everything she could … Read more

Marcelle – Love Finds a Way!

At Hands of The Carpenter (Hands), we have had the privilege of working with Marcelle, a strong and determined mother who has overcome significant challenges to create a better life for herself and her two teenage boys. When Marcelle first came to us, she was in a difficult situation. She had recently left a domestic … Read more

Tameka – Furthering Her Career

Tameka is a single parent to a 16-year-old son still at home and helping with several grandchildren. She is a busy woman keeping up with a teenager and working full-time. To further her career, Tameka applied earlier this year for a college scholarship and was able to obtain $4,000 for the first year attending Western … Read more

Danae – Excited to Be Part of Hands

Danae - Single Mom

Danae is a single mom raising 5 children on her own from the ages of 2 years to 15 years old. Danae’s experiences as a child led her to help others in need. One incredible example is that she chose to foster two children, and raise them alongside with her own three children. But transportation … Read more