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Adams County Government

Meet Charity

Workforce Challenge

I met Charity at the Aurora Workforce Center on in April 2015. She was referred to the Parent Program by her legal technician in the Adams County Child Support program. Her challenges included staying sober, completing probation and finding a job. If she couldn't overcome these challenges, she would lose her children permanently.

Workforce Solution

During our first appointment, our initial conversation focused on one-on-one coaching, resume writing and intensive job search strategies. She wondered if an employer would even hire her once they did a background check. During our appointment, we mapped out a plan for her short and long-term goals. I explained that seeing her goals in writing would serve as a catalyst and be a reminder to her to maintain her new lifestyle - what she called a "normal life." I would remind her that the pay-off in the new lifestyle would be attaining custody of her two daughters.

Outcomes & Benefits

She secured full-time work as an order-puller with a logistics company in May 2015, and she called to let me know that the courts awarded her custody of one of her daughters. She said, "For the first time, in a long time, things are working." She thanked me, and expressed gratitude for being referred to the Parent Assessment Referral Employment and Training Program (PARENT Program)operating under the Adams County Workforce & Business Center.

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