Tameka BembridgeMedical AssistantBrooklyn CampusGraduation: May 2013Resides in New YorkHear from students and alumni regarding theirexperiences at the Allen School of Health Sciences.Testimonial TodayI started at the Allen School of Health Sciences in September 2012 because Iknew it was time to create a better life for myself and my children. When Iwent in for the orientation, our module had to pick a cause that we wanted tobring awareness to and homelessness was chosen by the majority. I must ad-mit that I wasnt too thrilled about it because I am more passionate about sexu-al abuse, being a victim myself. I was still willing to help so I did some re-search on homelessness. It touched my heart to find out how many womenand young girls became homeless due to sexual abuse, and domestic violence— that’s when the cause became personal. A group of us went to work toraise funds for our cause. We raised $600 and the Allen School thankfullymatched that amount and we were able to donate $1,200 to the ProvidenceHouse. Mr. Armand found the Providence House and I believe it was fate thatled them to us. They work with women to get them on the right track to be-coming productive members of society. I decided that I did not want to endthere and I chose to continue working with the Providence House to collecttoiletries and make care packages for the women for Mother’s Day. This wasjust to let them know that someone cares about them and that they are not for-gotten. I am not doing this for any other reason than to try and give back! Asa mother of 3, I am humbled to do whatever I can to help. In return, it feelsgreat to know that I am doing my part to help these women that have alreadybeen through so much!