D'Andra King

D'Andra King

Home Health Care Provider

Care for Soul, Inc.

Chicago, IL USA

You can either do one of two things: you can be mad at the world or you can focus on making a change.


By Roadtrip Nation

D'Andra King


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born on the South Side of Chicago where my homelife was unstable—my mother was in an abusive relationship, we were in and out of shelters, and we often didn’t have light, gas, or heat.
I enjoyed all four years of high school but wasn’t able to graduate.
At age 18, one of my friends offered to help me out of the shelter and allowed me to live with her.
I couldn’t afford college, so I took jobs within the community to get to know people and gain experience in the workforce—some of my positions included cashier, tax preparer, and home health aide.
In 2015, I got the opportunity to enroll in the Jane Addams Resource Corporation Computer Numerical Control job training program.
When I completed the program, I got a full-time job as a machinist at S&C Electric.
Unfortunately, my mother got sick and I eventually felt burnt out as a machinist, so I pivoted into health care and became a home health care provider for my mother.
After finally being given good opportunities and paving a road for myself, it’s my goal to pay it forward and help others who might also be lacking opportunities and resources.


Computer Numerical Control
Jane Addams Resource Corporation


Home Health Care Provider

I provide health care within a patient's own home.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Do your research. With the technology we have today, anyone can find positive resources. Utilize the organizations, libraries, churches, and schools in your neighborhood, city, and state.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You're fat. You're poor. You're Black. You can't afford it."

Challenges I Overcame

Family Stress
School Drop Out