FaDSS: Arthritis Ruined Career

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FaDSS: Arthritis Ruined Career

Stacy is a mother of two kids. She worked as a dealer for a casino. Making a decent salary, Stacy planned on staying till retirement.

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“I was there for 7 years and I ended up coming down with rheumatoid arthritis.  I was very ill and had to quit my job. I was lost for what I was supposed to do next.”

Stacy applied for state aid. While at the office she was given a pamphlet for the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency program (FaDSS). The FaDSS program helps families obtain self-sufficiency by setting goals and helping them achieve those goals.


“I decided that it couldn’t hurt. So I signed up for FaDSS and they’ve been very helpful.”

Stacy went back to school but still struggles with her illness. Her biggest reward is spending time with her children. Stacy is very grateful for the FaDSS program to help her and her kids out.


“It was like a godsend having this program step in for me and help me in the spots where I didn’t know what to do. I don’t know where I’d be without the the FaDSS program.”

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