Patricia is one of our Client Partners who exemplifies our mission. At 41 years old, she has a long criminal history beginning when she was a teenager until she was last released from prison in 2013. Having spent almost 12 of the last 23 years in prison, she missed the opportunity to watch her two children grow up, now 22 and 26 years old.
The Fountain Fund has helped Patricia to put her court fines behind her, and move forward with a driver’s license (something she never thought possible) so that she can work her two jobs and be there for her children and grandchildren. Having begun her criminal activity at age 14 and struggling with drugs and alcohol, Patricia had little hope that anyone would be willing to help. She is so grateful that she reached out to the Fountain Fund and got a loan approved in May 2018.
The Fountain Fund “listened to me and guided me”; “they had faith enough in me to give me a chance.” For Patricia, the financial and personal support of the Fountain Fund has changed her life.