When you see a logo or banner, it’s possible that it came from former 360 Youth Services housing client Arielle.

This talented artist loves creating via graphic design and as a student, she is well on her way to a career in the field. But it wasn’t easy getting there since an abusive family situation left her depressed and suicidal. She found help at 360’s Counseling program and then in the Transitional Housing Program, both of which helped her navigate through such difficult circumstances.

Arielle found the support from counseling, and the structure of the housing program to be the most helpful in her journey. Her case manager’s support proved to be invaluable. To assist with transportation, she was delighted to receive a car from Naperville CARES.

Guidance during her job hunt was also welcomed. She landed a job at a UPS store where the staff quickly discovered her artistic talent, and soon she was designing flyers, banners and business cards. She even designed the logo for the 360 Youth Services Dollar for our Daughters Campaign. Through this work, her career path became very clear. Classes at the College of DuPage led to her enrollment at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she is finishing her sophomore year majoring in Communication Design with a minor in Illustrations.

Now, two years after successfully exiting the 360 program, she has designed something even more important: a bright future for herself.

And that’s where Arielle is now.

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