Live Your Dream

So many of us live our lives in baby steps. Some have the courage to take a giant leap. We help those who have that courage.

If you are the primary financial support for your family; if you have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a vocational/skills or undergraduate program; if you need financial help to continue your learning—you may qualify for the Live Your Dream grant program.

If you know a woman who is in this category, please let her know that we want to help. Click the link below for the application and reference forms. Annual deadline is November 15. Grant monies may be used for anything that supports the applicant’s efforts, including ferry tickets or electric bills!

2020 LYD Recipient Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a single tribal member with three children at home, and is employed in a good job, but at a fairly low pay scale. Her family resides in a home she helped build through Housing Kitsap. She’s taken out a loan to be able to go to a vo-tech school to become a massage therapist and expects to complete her studies in November of this year. Elizabeth has a history of medication allergies and complications which have led her to be more aware of the impact of prescription drugs on so many people. 

Elizabeth wants to help erase the stigma of ‘touch to harm.’ Those were her words, which led us to believe that she has personal experience or knowledge of abusive relationships. She is committed to using her newly licensed skills to ‘touch to heal’ easing the pain of others and reducing their dependency on drugs.

2021 LYD Recipient Erika

Computer anxiety is different for Erika than many of us. For her, the anxious feelings are triggered by the memory of having her ex-husband throwing the laptop to the ground in a fit of rage as he drunkenly lashed out.  With time she knew she could not let her hesitancy of using a computer dominate her life as she navigated re-entering the workforce as a divorced mother with three teen boys at home.  Wanting to be a positive influence to them, her greatest hope is that they will see her quest to further her education as bringing change to their lives.  She doesn’t want any of her boys putting off their education like she did for 30 years.  Today, Erika is happy and strong both physically and emotionally and is currently pursuing a degree in Technical Design…online!