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.

 

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

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

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

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 & loans, healthcare

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Topics: financial stability, housing, grants & 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 & loans, career training

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Topics: grants & loans, career training

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 & loans, healthcare

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Topics: financial stability, grants & loans, healthcare

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 & loans

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Topics: financial stability, housing, grants & loans

Falling Behind and Facing Eviction

Posted on July 12, 2018

Nicole* reached out her Navigator because she had been out of work on medical leave and fallen behind on her rental payments. She was in danger of being evicted and didn’t know what to do.

Topics: financial stability, housing, legal help, grants & loans

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Topics: financial stability, housing, legal help, grants & loans