Navigator Success Stories

How Resource Navigators Impact Workers' Lives through the Sustainable Workforce Model

The Cost of Getting Sick

Posted on September 20, 2018

Elena* was an hourly employee without access to paid sick time. When she went to her doctor with a skin problem, she was dismayed to find out that it was a contagious disease that would keep her out of work for a week. It was a huge loss of income, and there was no way she could pay all of her bills.

Topics: financial stability, housing, grants and loans, healthcare

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Topics: financial stability, housing, grants and loans, healthcare

A Small Investment in a New Career

Posted on September 13, 2018

Richard* had completed a network desktop specialist training at a local technical college, but he never got the certifications he needed to enter the field. He worked two jobs to support his wife and three children and couldn't afford to pay for the certification exams.

Topics: grants and loans, career training

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Topics: grants and loans, career training

Overwhelmed and Unsure

Posted on September 6, 2018

When Ida's* husband got injured, he lost his job. Suddenly she was the only breadwinner for a family of four while also trying to support a kid in college. She worked in a high turnover, high-stress job at an eldercare facility. Suddenly, she was completely overwhelmed.

Topics: financial stability, mental health

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Topics: financial stability, mental health

From Debt to Savings

Posted on August 30, 2018

Dominic* came to his Navigator because he wanted to fix his credit score. He was struggling with overdue bills and didn't know where to start.

Topics: financial stability, grants and loans, healthcare

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Topics: financial stability, grants and loans, healthcare

Becoming a Better Manager

Posted on August 23, 2018

Lauren* was struggling with both her personal and management skills. Her team wasn’t working well together, and she wanted to be able to help them change.

Topics: work relationships, soft skills development

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Topics: work relationships, soft skills development

Getting Out from Underwater

Posted on August 16, 2018

Cindy* was a new arrival to Colorado raising her 5-year-old granddaughter alone. When she discovered that childcare costs were much higher than in her home state, she started falling behind.

Topics: financial stability, childcare, utility assistance

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Topics: financial stability, childcare, utility assistance

An Unexpected Setback

Posted on August 9, 2018

When Janice's* husband lost his job, she thought it would be a short-term bout of unemployment. After six months of unemployment and increasingly severe depression, it became apparent that her husband might not bounce back from the layoff so quickly.

Topics: financial stability, food insecurity

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Topics: financial stability, food insecurity

Feeling Human Again

Posted on August 2, 2018

A family of six was living in a motel room. Exhausted with their situation, Diane* decided to seek help from a Navigator.

Topics: financial stability, housing, food insecurity

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Topics: financial stability, housing, food insecurity

Dream of Owning a Home

Posted on July 26, 2018

Joe* and his wife were struggling to save money. After hearing a presentation from his Navigator at a monthly staff meeting, Joe knew he needed to seek out her assistance.

Topics: financial stability, housing, grants and loans

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Topics: financial stability, housing, grants and loans

Years of Unpaid Taxes

Posted on July 19, 2018

Esteban* owed $53,000 in back taxes and had not filed taxes for many years when he finally reached out to his Navigator. They sat down to figure out what had gone wrong and how he could set it right.

Topics: financial stability, tax assistance

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Topics: financial stability, tax assistance