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  • HPOG Success Story: Lindsay at the Community College of Allegheny County (New)

    Published: April 8, 2020
    At the age of 18, Lindsay was living in a two-bedroom, section 8 apartment in Pittsburgh with her 4-year-old son. She became a single mom at the age of 14 and wanted a better life for her family. She struggled as a server in a restaurant, making only $2.83 per hour with tips. She took nursing prerequisite classes in the little spare time she had. She dreamed of becoming a nurse but struggled with childcare and transportation. She learned about the Pathway to Success in Healthcare HPOG program through the Community College of Allegheny County's (CCAC) website. Lindsay stated, "I knew I wanted to be successful but didn't have many resources to do so until I found HPOG. HPOG has changed my life in many ways." HPOG allowed her to put her son in a great daycare while she was in school so she could focus and have more time to study. They also provided a team of people to help Lindsay through the tough times, including Dave, her support specialist.
  • HPOG and TANF Program Partnerships (New)

    Published: April 3, 2020
    Collaborative partnerships between Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies build a foundation for empowerment and self-sufficiency through healthcare training and individualized support services.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc.–Education, Training, and Support Services/Partnership (New)

    Published: April 2, 2020
    PHOCAS creates a collaborative support ecosystem to help rural students succeed. Working with rural populations presents unique challenges for workforce development programs. With individuals scattered over large geographic areas, administrators must come up with creative ways to reach participants who may live many miles from access points and have limited transportation options. The Northeast Louisiana Professional Healthcare Opportunities–Careers And Support (PHOCAS) Project has made its wrap-around services a key aspect of the support provided to its students.
  • HPOG Success Story: Sheyanna at Turtle Mountain Community College (New)

    Published: April 1, 2020
    Sheyanna is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She spent her childhood moving around North Dakota to live with various family members. Unfortunately, she was abused by the people who were supposed to be caring for her. When she was 15, Sheyanna suffered the loss of a child. Struggling, she moved to Belcourt, ND to live with her absentee mother.   While living with her mother, Sheyanna cared for her younger siblings. Sheyanna focused on school, realizing that it could take her somewhere. She was homeless in high school and needed assistance from low-income programs for food and other necessities. Sheyanna worked hard to keep her grades up, but with all the distractions of life, she almost did not graduate.   After high school graduation, Sheyanna enrolled at Turtle Mountain Community College, and applied for Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) Project, funded by HPOG. HEART provided support when she needed it the most. She was able to keep up with her studies anywhere using the Surface Pro HEART gave her to do her homework. Often it was in her car. Despite her hardship, Sheyanna found time to take part in Student Senate at Turtle Mountain and volunteer. She did all this while working as a CNA to support herself.
  • HPOG Success Story: Ray-Lynn at the Kansas Department of Commerce

    Published: March 25, 2020
    In 2016, Ray-Lynn was working as a medical aide at a nursing home and was enrolled in nursing school. She struggled financially, finding it hard to pay for childcare. She knew her chosen field of healthcare held opportunity, but she didn’t know how she could afford both. She found out about the Kansas Health Profession Opportunity Program (KHPOP) through her nursing school peers and decided to apply.
  • TANF-ACF-PI-2020-01 (Questions and answers about TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic)

    Published: March 24, 2020
    Title IV-A of the Social Security Act and implementing regulations in 45 CFR Parts 260-265 and 286, and TANF-ACF-PI-2007-08 (Using Federal TANF and State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Funds for Families in Areas Covered by a Federal or State Disaster Declaration).
  • HPOG Success Story: Mariela at Volunteers of America Michigan

    Published: March 18, 2020
    Those who come to Volunteers of America Michigan are often looking for a new lease on life. For many, this involves a change in career. Through the Volunteers of America Michigan HPOG (VOAMI HPOG) program, participants find a new livelihood in healthcare, one that sustains them and offers the opportunity for growth. Mariela is one such participant. She wanted a better life for her family and was doing everything she could to make it happen. She worked long hours as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and went to school full-time to fulfill her dream of becoming a registered nurse (RN). She balanced this with spending time with her husband and daughter.
  • TANF Contingency Fund Awards, 2019

    Published: March 16, 2020
    Monthly TANF Contingency Funds Awards by State and Federal Fiscal Year for 2019
  • HPOG Success Story: Anna at Edmonds Community College

    Published: March 12, 2020
    Anna always wanted to work in healthcare, but when her family expanded, she became a stay at home mom. She felt as though she had lost part of herself. Anna knew she wanted to serve people and find her identity outside of motherhood, so she looked into classes at Everett Community College (EVCC). Anna shared her struggles with another student who told her about the Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH) program. She applied right away. By the time Anna had started school at EVCC, she was caring for her ill grandfather, in addition to her four children. "My grandpa was my cheerleader, every day when I got home, he would ask me what I learned and tell me I was going to be a badass doctor one day."
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Worksystems, Inc.–Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: March 6, 2020
    One-on-one coaching helps students returning to the classroom after many years succeed in healthcare training. Health Careers Northwest (HCNW) is a WorkSource Portland Metro program that provides coaching, training, and job placement support to low-income adults interested in healthcare. They strive to assist job seekers obtain middle-income wages by providing support services and guidance during the training phase of their career journey.