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

Posted on June 13, 2019

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

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

Scared to Go Home

Posted on December 6, 2018

Lauren* was referred to The SOURCE because her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and physically assaulted her. He was arrested the same night, but she did not know when he would be getting out of jail and she was scared to stay in her apartment.

Topics: housing, mental health

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Topics: housing, mental health

Providing for Her Grandson

Posted on October 25, 2018

Ruth* was struggling to pay her bills while adjusting to her new role as caregiver to her grandson. In addition to her overwhelming bills, Ruth was paying legal fees to help sort out custody issues.

Topics: financial stability, housing, legal help

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Topics: financial stability, housing, legal help

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

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 & 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