I was a thief, I was a drug addict: Abilene nonprofit providing second chances, job opportunities
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Hiring troubles are hitting businesses across the United States, but one Abilene nonprofit is giving those needing a second chance the opportunity to find their dream job.
FaithWorks Kitchen Coordinator Samantha LaPierre is living her dream as the main chef for the Abilene nonprofit, but it wasn’t always that way.
“My life was trademarked by one bad decision after another. I mean, like, I was a thief, I was a drug addict, I was homeless, I left my children,” LaPierre said.
LaPierre spent 2011-2016 in and out of prison, never staying out for more than a year and a half.
“While I was in, I took a culinary class at the Lockhart Unit and I really learned that I was not only passionate about it, but I was good at,” LaPierre said.
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