Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience

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Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience

We are so grateful to all who joined and made the “Power of Connection” event so impactful!

We are so grateful to all who joined and made the “Power of Connection” event so impactful! Watch the full recording of the June 22nd program here. Below are excerpts from some of the amazing speakers.



Owner, Green Vision Cleansing LLC & 2019 Graduate of Mercy Connections’ The Women’s Small Business Program

“My business is growing. Mercy Connections has played a significant role in my business journey in Vermont. One of the things that I needed most was connections. I didn’t know anybody. I was just coming straight from Senegal. To enter into a system, you need an access point. And Mercy Connections was that access to the system of Vermont, and the Burlington community.”



Former Mentee, Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program

“I know if I was struggling with anything, I could call my mentor and she would do anything she could to help me through it. Now I am living my dream life, something that I never really thought was in the cards for me. I have been clean and sober for a little over four years. I am also working with Mercy Connections to become a mentor myself. I cannot wait to start helping others like they have helped me.”



Graduate, Mercy Connections U.S. Citizenship Preparation Program

“Tomorrow I will be taking my citizenship test. I have waited a long time for this. I am so thankful that I have gotten to this point with the help of Mercy Connections. Without them, I don’t think I would have gotten this far. I am positive that I will be proud to call myself an American citizen soon.”

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