Caring Chronicles: A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Former Pratt House resident Faith Kennedy (left) poses with Natasha Paris St. Amand (right) who leads our Ready.Set.Live! workplace and social program.

When Faith Kennedy, 55, came to our Pratt House Supportive Housing Program three years ago with her grandson, she was looking for a home and stability. In addition to housing, our staff provided her the counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation services she needed to manage her bipolar disorder. We also helped Faith identify and join a job training program for individuals with disabilities under the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) through the Maryland Department of Education.

In December 2019, Faith participated in the pilot of our Ready.Set.Live! workplace and social etiquette program at Pratt House to compliment the hard skills training she was receiving through DORS. Through the six-week program, Faith received training in self-confidence, effective communication, job interviewing, conflict resolution, and how to dress for success.

“I have learned to respect myself more and take pride in what I do,” said Faith. “I have gotten two jobs in less than two weeks since I took the class. I am so proud of myself.”
- Faith Kennedy