In January 2016, Ta’Zja was pregnant, 18 years old, and recently out of the foster care system, but she was also determined to create a better future for her child. So she sought out the support of Almost Home, where she found the encouragement she needed to start working towards that better future. So far, she’s earned her high school diploma, received a Customer Service and Microsoft Office Certification, and started a new job in the same month. She recently bought a car, and is expecting her baby any day now. She plans to continue working toward economic independence by continuing her education at St. Louis Community College.