As we move into the 7th month of the STEP program we are excited to highlight the story of another one of our program participants.
For Gaby, a decrease in debt has been one of the biggest changes after six months of the STEP guaranteed income pilot.
“I’ve gotten my debt down a lot,” she said with a smile in her voice. “And I’ve been putting a lot more money in savings and making sure my rent gets paid on time. Those are the big things.”
Aside from monetary changes, Gaby said her mental health has improved as a result of participating in STEP.
“My levels of stress and depression have been lower,” she said.
While the first six months have brought positive changes, Gaby said she is still working towards her biggest goal.
“My main goal is to buy a house,” she said. “I want to get enough saved to put down a down payment. That goal hasn’t changed.”
All in all, the first six months of the STEP pilot have brought positive change to the lives of Gaby and her family.
“For the next six months, I want to keep working towards my goals,” she said. “That’s the plan right now.”