Even before her car accident, Mikia Black struggled with finding the right job and a clear path toward a bright future.
But the horrible accident in September of 2014 only set her further back. A single mother of two young boys, Mikia was in a coma for 32 days and faced months of rehab and recovery from her injuries. In 2015, she went through the Ohio Works First (OWF) program, managed by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, and participated in the Job Search, Job Readiness Class.
Her dream was to become a dental assistant, but due to her physical challenges and permanent disabilities, she had to accept that her dream may not be possible. Thankfully, after going through the program, Mikia learned about the open OWF position at GESMV and decided to apply.
Now, Mikia is the OWF Assistant and provides support to the participants who struggle finding a job, just as she struggled a few years ago. She is again living independently and raising her two boys.