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Meet Jody

Workforce Challenge

Jody was a single mother with two small children, jobless and homeless when she came to the Canon City Workforce Center.
She had been reluctantly relying on friends and relatives for places to spend the night and food for her children. The ordeal was taking a toll on her and those who had been temporarily supporting her and her kids.

Workforce Solution

Jody shared with center staff that she had previously worked at a CNA but had let her license expire. Staff connected Jody to several community resources to provide for her family's needs including the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Government’s Section 8 Housing Program.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jody secured an apartment for her and her children and with assistance from the Workforce Investment Act program, she also enrolled in a CNA program. Jody is now on her path towards employment and self-sufficiency.


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