The 2015 Compendium of Success Stories captures inspiring journeys of program participants and showcases the transformations they experienced through HPOG. Grantees identified stories, with full consent from each individual participant to share her or his name and story. These accounts provide a small glimpse of the effect HPOG has had on its participants and bring to life the data collected about the HPOG program.
The HPOG program is a demonstration project designed to build and share knowledge. There is much to learn from the success stories captured here, which represent just one component of a strategy to develop programs and share lessons learned. A comprehensive evaluation of HPOG is also underway and will provide more information on program implementation, systems change, outcomes, and impact. The goal of the evaluation is to expand the evidence base for improving outcomes for TANF recipients and other low-income individuals.