Alyssa Alicki

 

Alyssa’s Story

EMPOWERING FAMILIES TO MOVE BEYOND GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE AND INTO THEIR FULL GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL.

 
 
 
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Hi! My name is Alyssa and I joined Ripple in February and I've already grown so much!

Before starting Ripple of One, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. I was very unhappy and honestly more depressed than I have ever been. I finally had the courage to leave my husband and found a place for me and my children to live. I was concerned how I was going to make ends meet and get by month-to-month. My boss and a friend mentioned the program to me and at first I was scared.

 
 

I didn't know what they would think of me and if I would even be accepted by them. Would they be able to help me because of how much I have messed up? I decided to go for it and I am SO glad that I did. Ripple has made me a more confident person because I have learned new things about myself and I am able to budget my money and be able to not have to worry so much.

“Now, because of the program, I am sticking to my budget and I only spend money on my actual needs.”

 
 

I have so much support and love from the entire Ripple family- it's amazing. I am definitely working on stability because it is needed in me and my children's lives. Before Ripple, I didn't really stick to a budget. Whenever I saw something I wanted or thought I needed, I would just buy it. Now, because of the program, I am sticking to my budget and I only spend money on my actual needs.

Let me tell you, this is not an easy thing to do! Instead of blowing my money like I have in the past, I have been saving money on a monthly basis to make sure that if something goes wrong with my car or anything else, I am able to still provide for my children. I've made budget my first 3 months and even earned enough Ripple reward bucks to pay the deposit on a vacation for me and my two kids!

Health has always been something I have wanted to work on but I would diet for a little bit and then I would just go back to all my unhealthy eating habits. This time around Ripple is really helping me learn about making this a complete life change instead of just dieting. I am going to the gym on a weekly basis with my mentor and health coach. I am learning how to meal prep and cook healthier options. So far I have lost a total of 20 pounds! I am beyond grateful for my mentor for helping me learn all these new things about being healthy.

Because of Ripple I am working on going back to college to finally get my nursing degree that I have dreamed about for years. Because of Ripple this dream can now become a reality.

 
Billy Bauer