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Shantell EdwardsThe Silver Springs Shores Resource Center (SSSRC), with its mission to equip and empower families to live increasingly responsible and empowered lives, recently played a vital role in improving the life of one of our community’s residents.

Shantell Edwards, a single mother with a 7 year-old daughter moved to Silver Springs Shores within the past six months. Having once lived in a shelter for single mothers, Shantell was grateful for the food stamps and the subsidized apartment that kept her off the streets and out of the shelters. Nevertheless, she soon began to desire more than the sparse existence that government assistance had provided for her and her daughter. Shantell took a big step forward by coming to the Silver Springs Shores Resource Center to attend one of the Center’s regular workshops put on by the Workforce Connection. Workforce Connection comes to the Resource Center to provide job-seekers much needed assistance on the first Thursday of every month. It was at one of these workshops that Shantell learned the specifics of how to apply for a job at the new Wal-Mart store. Within a month of the workshop experience, Shantell was called for an interview, and subsequently landed a job. Because of the family atmosphere among Wal-Mart employees, Shantell has made many new friends, in addition to having taken a big step toward a better future for her family.

As you can see, the Silver Springs Shores Resource Center is a valuable part of our community. In addition to its partnership with the Workforce Connection, the SSSRC also networks with various professionals within the community who regularly host other workshops to increase the quality of life for residents in the Shores. Some of the regular workshops available include Financial Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Health.
The Resource Center, which is located on the Sun Tran bus line with its own bus-stop, also offers free use of computers with internet access, computer literacy classes, and dance, music, and self-defense classes

The Silver Springs Resource Center is an invaluable asset to our community and provides tours of its facility on a regular basis in order for residents to have a more complete understanding of just how much is available to them at this site. Stop by and see what the SSSRC can do for you!

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