After leaving the foster care system and finding herself homeless, Sandy struggled to find a path to work and to financial independence. She found both working with youth at a juvenile lock up facility.

But when a car crash took her out of work, Sandy began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. She wanted to achieve financial independence through work and set new career goals for herself. A Ticket to Work service provider helped her reach them.

Read Choose Work’s latest success story to learn how Social Security’s Ticket to Work program helped Sandy find success as she returned to work.

“You’d be surprised at how much survival instinct [kicks in] when you don’t have anyone but yourself to rely on.”

Read Sandy’s Success story