Tiara is part of a work group on social media where she heard about a job fair at O’Hare. After signing up for the job fair, she immediately called the Crisis Nursery. She was scheduled to bring her son to the nursery at 10 am. The job fair lasted until 2 pm. Crisis Nursery Family Advocate Worker Erika Tello called Tiara at 8:40 am that day of the job fair to make sure she was on her way to the nursery because she was coming from Robbins, Ill. Tiara didn’t answer. An hour later, Tiara called Erika to tell her that her car had broken down and her phone had died. She didn’t think she could make it to the nursery until noon since she was now taking the bus.
Erika encouraged her to call the job fair to let them know she was still coming. Just before noon, Tiara called to tell Erika that she was waiting at the bus stop at the Irving Park and didn’t think she would make it to the job fair in time. Erika encouraged her to come to the nursery since she was not far away.
Tiara arrived a half hour later and headed to the job fair a few minutes later. When Tiara picked up her son the next day, she told Erika that she arrived at the job fair at 1:40 pm and was still able to fill out an application, get a group interview for a job, and was hired on the spot!
Tiara will soon be starting her job as a wheelchair transporter at O’Hare airport. She was so grateful to the Crisis Nursery for caring for her son and for the encouragement not to give up when obstacles seemed to keep presenting themselves.