Wheels4Hope supports self-sufficiency goals of stable job and income to care for family with vehicle ownership
Jo’Shaki (JoJo) Clay has been working with Catholic Charities Support Circle Program for almost a year. Sacred Heart Cathedral has formed a support circle to assist JoJo and her three children (ages 2, 4, and 6). She works full-time at McCafe, but struggles to get there on time due to transportation issues. Currently, this family relies on the bus and rides from support circle members. Her supervisor shared that she could be eligible for a promotion once she has reliable transportation to work. JoJo’s goal in life is to have a stable job and income so she can support her family. She shared, “Having a car would mean so much to my kids and I because they could get more rest, spend more time at home, and I can keep my job and get more hours and provide better for them and myself. I could also go back to school (GED) and become more active with their school.”
Wheels4Hope held a car blessing ceremony presenting JoJo with the keys to her own vehicle at their Raleigh location on Tuesday evening. JoJo will drive off as the proud owner of a 2004 Honda Odyssey. Catholic Charities Support Circle Program is one of over thirty agencies partnered with Wheels4Hope in the Triangle area. Agencies work with their clients towards self-sufficiency goals before referring individuals and families in need of transportation to the Wheels4Hope program.