Laia's vision of her American dream was crumbling. Her goal of creating a better life for her two daughters living in Iran, waning.
One month after arriving in Bellingham from Tehran, Laia's savings account was drained from living out of a motel for a month. She didn't know where to turn, and her limited English-speaking skill presented a major barrier in finding work. With options dwindling, Laia sought advice from the motel's front desk clerk, asking for resources that might change the outcome of her predicament.
The clerk directed Laia to Goodwill. Life has never been the same since.