Author Archive for: Sam

Entries by Samantha Piel

Young Adult Dreams to Reality: Jessica’s Tenacity at Hillcrest

When Jessica first entered Hillcrest as a high school senior, her bank account hardly reflected her dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she wound up in the program and undeterred, she was able to triple her savings through determination and the guidance of her case manager. Exemplifying excellence in her classes, she earned over 10 college credit hours while still in high school. Thanks […]

How to Shop Tax-Free Every Day

At Hillcrest Platte County, we’re all about making a positive impact on lives in our community. One of the exciting ways we do this is through our three thrift shops: The Hillcrest Thrift Shop – Picture Hills, The Hillcrest Thrift Shop – Platte City, and The Hillcrest Clearance Outlet. These shops are more than just […]

Nina’s Resilience: Overcoming the Weight of the Past

Burdened by past mistakes and the weight of personal loss, Nina arrived at Hillcrest seeking guidance and a fresh start. From the moment she stepped into the program, her dedication and focus were evident. As a quiet yet remarkable individual, Nina embraced the opportunities provided, propelling herself toward a brighter future. Within a relatively short timeframe, […]

Young Adult Struggle to Triumph in Less Than 90 Days

When Riley began her time with Hillcrest, she had thousands of dollars worth of debt accumulated and she struggled with her sense of self-worth. In the program, her generosity, helpfulness, caring attitude, kindness, organization, and responsibility quickly stood out. Riley was constantly meeting the needs of those around her and wanted to ensure that they were […]

Atong and Rosleen: Beauty for Ashes

Atong and Rosleen came into the HPC program following a devastating fire in which they lost their apartment and everything in it. Having nowhere to go, they reached out to the school social worker for help. Knowing that the family could use not only shelter but also guidance on budgeting and life choices, HPC was contacted. Within a week, the family […]