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Meet Cally

Workforce Challenge

Cally was born into a family that has long struggled with addiction. Cally was a drug addict by the age of 13 and was placed into foster care by age 14. After high school, Cally couch hopped and was not employed. She had been to rehab eight times and had multiple drug convictions. Cally had a child and was put on Northwest Kansas Community Corrections following a stint in jail. Cally needed credentials to become self-sufficient.

Workforce Solution

Cally, an Adult, entered the WIOA/KHPOP program and was also served through her Corrections Counselor. Cally completed the CNA program at North Central Kansas Technical College in fall 2016. She is currently in her first semester of nursing classes in Spring 2017.

Outcomes & Benefits

Cally is now off of Corrections and has earned one credential. She has become a great mother for her daughter. In February, 2017, Cally earned the Kansas Adult Education Student of the Year honor in Wichita and was put in for the national award. In her personal statement for her award, Cally wrote, “Thanks Community Corrections, Kansas Works, (Corrections Counselor) Dian (Organ) and my biggest fan, my daughter; my future looks pretty darn bright.”

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