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Juanita Dutton, Support Advocate

My name is Juanita Dutton, and I am a support advocate with Family Promise. I am originally from New Mexico, and moved to Lawrence four years ago. I have two children, who are healthy and happy, because of Family Promise, I have an excellent community of friends and support today. I enjoy helping others, and giving back to the community that helped me so much as I grew as a person and got my life to a place where I always wanted to be. Currently I am enrolled in JCCC and soon to be transferring to UMKC to get my Bachelor’s Degree in computer science. Thanks to Family Promise of Lawrence, I have achieved the things that I only wished for previously, and have begun the journey of becoming the person that I didn’t even dream of 4 years ago. As a support advocate, I am finding that my real-world experience and desire to give back to the people that are where I once was have been invaluable, and have allowed for a greater degree of communication and openness between myself and anyone in need that seeks our help.