Journey to Employment: Shelby

Eight years ago, Shelby suffered a traumatic brain injury that would dramatically change her life. What followed was an extensive rehabilitation process to recover all of her basic life skills. In a major step towards reclaiming her life, Shelby got involved with Goodwill, where she was able to ease back into the world of working.

Shelby felt at home at Goodwill from the start.

“It seemed right I should be here,” she says.

Shelby currently works at Goodwill Duluth’s main facility, where she sorts blue jeans. The job has improved her awareness and made her feel stronger she says.

Her main goals moving forward are to keep working hard and possibly transition to community employment at a local business.