Mike's Story

Mike Miller learned about the Virginia CARES (VA CARES) program while he was still incarcerated. In October 2013, Mr. Miller was released, and he connected with the program to seek employment assistance. In April 2014, Mr. Miller was employed by a local factory. Mr. Miller stated, “When I first got out of prison, you’re scared to death anyway, because you don’t know if you’re going to get a good job or be able to support yourself or your family. But People Incorporated, they directed me to some of the places that I thought I shouldn’t go. You need somebody out there like People Incorporated to kind of get you back.” Mr. Miller worked full time while trying to start his local business again. After several months of saving, he was able to find a place to lease, purchase tools, and build his customer base again.

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