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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Sandy

Workforce Challenge

Sandy had been asked to leave her previous job and ended up unemployed for over five years. She felt she had numerous barriers including housing, transportation and poor work history. She had no income and was homeless. Additionally, Sandy felt her advanced age was also a significant barrier.

Workforce Solution

Sandy enrolled into the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP. She was assigned to perform 20 hours of paid (minimum wage) community service at Interfaith Ministries. This host agency was selected specifically as it offers a variety of services (housing, etc.) to individuals in need. During her time at Interfaith, Sandy worked a variety of assignments. She found suitable housing through Interfaith within walking distance from her assignment.

Outcomes & Benefits

The variety of duties offered through Interfaith challenged and empowered Sandy to succeed. When a House Manager position became available, Sandy applied and got the job. Sandy attributes the training at her Interfaith position prepared her for her new full time position.It also offered Sandy something she hadn't experienced - pride in a job well done for a cause she supported.
Congratulations Sandy!

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