Years ago Mitzi moved to the Kitsap Peninsula with nothing but her three younger kids, belongings they could fit in their pillowcases and a box of homeschooling materials. A dedicated mother of seven who for 17 years home-schooled her children, Mitzi had divorced following 31 years of marriage. She had nowhere to live, no income and no clue how to find work. With low self-confidence and over three decades out of the workforce, she felt hopeless. A job is what she needed to become self-sustainable. She connected with Seattle Goodwill and began taking the Retail and Customer Service Program at Bremerton’s Job Training and Education (JTE) Center. Mitzi was offered a job at Bremerton’s Goodwill store, where she has worked the past six years and refers to the store as her home.