The Working Family Series Video #5
Nesha Billins and her two children live in Utica, New York where Nesha works for Defense Finance & Accounting Services (DFAS). At age 21 Nesha entered the U.S. Airforce where she received a college degree in Workforce Education and Development (Human Services/Education). Just after she returned home from the military 10 years ago, Nesha had her first child and became a single parent after the tragic death of her son’s father. After being unemployed for about a year Nesha found a job with a Headstart Program, which she loved but the money was not enough to support a family of three. In 2007, Nesha found a union job in Rome, NY doing accounting for the military, which gave her financial stability and career fulfillment. Nesha has been receiving WDI's Child Care Subsidy since 2012.