Number of Children: 3

Previous Occupation: Childcare

Wage Before CLIMB: $12,000/year

Current Occupation: Professional Personal Lines Representative /Sandy Widmer Farmer's Insurance Agency

Wage After CLIMB: $24,000/year

Donielle completed Climb’s Office Careers training.

“Climb doesn’t give up on you,” Donielle says. “I had two weeks left in my Office Careers training and was so worried about finding the right job for me. Then Climb asked if I’d be interested in insurance since I love working with people and have strong computer skills. I got the interview and nailed it! Fast forward four years, and I’m still at the same employer, now a licensed insurance professional.”

Now Donielle and her family have something else to celebrate—moving into their first home through Habitat for Humanity in Casper.

“When I told Climb about the house, they said, ‘we want to help.’ They’re my support system, even all these years after my program.” In addition to Climb’s Casper staff, local Climb supporter Margaret Carpenter also joined in to help at the building site.

“I’ve been living in low-income housing my whole life,” says Donielle. “Now my kids are going to have their own backyard, no one telling us you can’t do this or that in a rental. I’m going to run my life the way I want to, finally. I can plant roses in my yard. I can get a dog (without paying a deposit!). This is freedom. This is going to be about our family, and that’s what we need, to just be us.”