Colorado

Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Adams County Government

Meet Charity

Workforce Challenge

I met Charity in person 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 to staying sober, completing probation, and finding a job or 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, one that 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 with a logistics company in May 2015, as an order-puller (she was hoping to get an active job) and she called to let me know 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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