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.

 

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

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

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

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

Walking a Tightrope

Posted on July 5, 2018

Don* had been recently released from prison when his probation officer told him that he needed to enroll in counseling and attend a support group weekly to comply with his probation. Don didn’t know where to go or how to fit in these appointments without jeapordizing his job.

Topics: transportation, legal help, mental health, healthcare

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Topics: transportation, legal help, mental health, healthcare