Employee Success Stories

Good things happen when a Navigator helps your employees

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.

 

A Difficult Transition

Yvonne* and her husband were getting a divorce. She needed to find a place for her and her four kids to live in just a few weeks. She did not have enough saved for a deposit and was really worried about becoming homeless or moving back to her home state to live with family. Moving away would mean leaving her job and losing her income.

Topics: housing, grants & loans, financial planning

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Topics: housing, grants & loans, financial planning

Stable Childcare for a Single Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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