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A chance to shine

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on June 1, 2009 1:46 PM

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AmeriCorps Fellow TaTreka Polite, left, and Operation Transition organizer Mary Mosely look through one of the dozens of boxes of clothes and other donated goods collected during a clothing drive, held in conjunction with Smart Choices for Youth. Ms. Polite said the community response was tremendous.

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Shanata Jeffries, right, and Louise Moats leave 305 Walnut St. with their daughters Asia, 6 months, and Amber, 2, for a walk in Goldsboro. Both mothers are living in the home with the guidance of Operation Transition.

She had no job, no home, and no way to care for her 2-year-old child. But when domestic violence victim Louise Moats found Operation Transition, all of that changed. The locally run, nonprofit organization maintains a safe house in Goldsboro...

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