Courtiney is a single mother of three, she has a 12-year-old who is home schooled, a 6-year-old and 5-year-old who is now back in school on a regular basis. Her 12-year-old son, suffers from Diplegia Infantile Cerebral Palsy (it affects his ability to walk) and must be seen regularly by doctors. As a single mother, she juggles between schedules for her children and for work. She relies on public transportation. It is difficult without having a vehicle to manage all that is required to financially support her children.
In 2019, she was in an accident where her vehicle was totaled and then in 2020, she purchased a vehicle with her tax return, and found that the car she purchased had a bad engine. She is currently working at Stride Community Health in a temporary position and hopes to obtain full-time working for them once her contract ends in February, 2021.
After gaining employment, Courtiney inquired about Hands fixing her vehicle but found that Hands does not rebuild or replace engines. With the vehicle deemed unrepairable, she filled out an application for placement and was approved. On February 19, 2021, Courtiney was placed in a 2006 Hyundia Sonata, and says “this vehicle will provide for her need to transport all of her children to and from school and to medical appointments. “I am grateful for what Hands does to help single moms.”