Navigator Success Stories

The Navigators in the WorkLab network provide support and coaching to workers, help them access resources, and solve challenges that could affect their productivity and performance at work. Our Navigators are impacting workers’ lives every day, guiding them to find stability and progress toward their goals.

 

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Recent Posts By WorkLab Navigators:

A Valuable Tax Deduction

Posted on March 28, 2019

Oumar and Flore* were newly married and needed to file their taxes together for the first time. Their Navigator worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to offer free filing assistance.

Topics: tax assistance

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Topics: tax assistance

A Mounting Bill

Posted on March 14, 2019

Lynn* had been struggling to pay her electricity bill for months. When she received a utility shut off notice for $1700, she asked her Navigator if he could help.

Topics: financial stability, utility assistance

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Topics: financial stability, utility assistance

Stable Childcare for a Single Mom

Posted on March 7, 2019

Anna* was a single mom working full time. Her three young children were cared for by a patchwork of family members, and while she was grateful for their help, this arrangement was not always reliable.

Topics: childcare, grants & loans

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Topics: childcare, grants & loans

Treatment and Support

Posted on February 28, 2019

Dana* was referred to her Navigator by HR after missing a few days of work. She had been suffering from substance abuse issues and needed to get help.

Topics: mental health, healthcare

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Topics: mental health, healthcare

Turning Desperation into Opportunity

Posted on February 21, 2019

Jenny* was the primary caretaker for her father, who had become increasingly senile and abusive over time. After more than a year without employment, she and her father had been homeless for three months. They were living in their car with their two cats with temperatures well below freezing.

Topics: financial stability, housing, mental health, grants & loans

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Topics: financial stability, housing, mental health, grants & loans

Bridging a Hard Time

Posted on February 14, 2019

Rhonda* went to see her Navigator because her husband was recently laid off. They had fallen a month behind on their mortgage, and she thought an AAC Bridge Loan could help.

Topics: financial stability, housing, grants & loans, public benefits

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Topics: financial stability, housing, grants & loans, public benefits

Support for a New Mother

Posted on January 24, 2019

When Jasmine* found out she was pregnant, she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to support herself and a baby.

Topics: financial stability, mental health, healthcare, public benefits

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Topics: financial stability, mental health, healthcare, public benefits

Getting Control Over Debt

Posted on January 10, 2019

Ben’s* wages were being garnished for over $7,000 in debt. He wasn’t left with enough to pay his bills.

Topics: financial stability, legal help

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Topics: financial stability, legal help

Keeping the Heat On

Posted on January 3, 2019

Months behind on his utility bills and facing the prospect of a bitingly cold winter in Colorado, Danny* was plagued with worry over not having heat for his family of five. When their electricity was shut off, he finally decided to seek out a Navigator for help.

Topics: financial stability, utility assistance, grants & loans

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Topics: financial stability, utility assistance, grants & loans

A Helping Hand to Make Ends Meet

Posted on December 20, 2018

Selima* earned enough at her job to put her income over the limit for food stamps, but she was still having trouble affording enough food every month.

Topics: financial stability, food insecurity

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Topics: financial stability, food insecurity