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  • HPOG Success Story: Ray-Lynn at the Kansas Department of Commerce

    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)

    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

    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

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

    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

    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.
  • HPOG Success Story: Lorena at Chicago State University

    As a child growing up in Chicago’s South Side, Lorena wanted to be a doctor because she enjoyed helping others. She experienced many challenges and setbacks that delayed her education goals. It seemed that for every step she took forward, Lorena was knocked back two. However, regardless of what she endured, Lorena did not give up on her dreams. HPOG funds a program called Partnership to STEP UP in Health Careers (STEP UP) at Chicago State University. In the spring of 2017, Lorena's best friend, who was in STEP UP, introduced Lorena to the program. Lorena decided to learn more about STEP UP and attended orientation. After applying, Lorena was selected and started the certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
  • HPOG Success Story: Daphne at Buffalo & Erie Workforce Development Consortium

    Daphne was living in Nigeria with her husband and young son when life became intolerable due to religious persecution. Daphne wanted a better life for her son. She knew people living in the United States and made the decision to leave. She landed in a community that was not very welcoming. The language barrier was difficult. While searching for assistance for her family, she found Vive La Casa, operated by Jericho Road Community Health Center, in Buffalo, New York. Vive La Casa provides legal aid and safe refuge to people seeking asylum in the United States. The staff opened their arms and hearts to Daphne and her son, finding her space at a shelter. While there, Daphne told a new friend that she had interest in working in healthcare. That friend referred her to the Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC). It was at BETC where she met Pat Williams, a case manager for the HPOG Buffalo program.
  • HPOG Success Story: Jessica at Alamo Colleges District

    Any visitor to Texas will observe the immense openness and bright optimism. It characterizes not only its landscape, but also the big hearts of its people. Jessica is an example of the tenacity and grit of an Alamo Community College District HPOG graduate.
  • HPOG Success Story: Fadumo at Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

    Fadumo grew up in Somalia with her mother and five siblings during the Somali Civil War. One day in 1991, 8-year old Fadumo and her younger sister set off to find clean water for their family. While walking, they heard gunfire and ran into an abandoned house to escape it. There, Fadumo heard the whistling of an incoming bomb before it hit. Fadumo lost her sister and sustained injuries to her leg that led to its amputation. In 1996, her family sought refuge from the war and set out for Kenya on foot. That same year, they gained refugee status and immigrated to Seattle. In Seattle, doctors and care teams treated infections related to Fadumo's amputation. She received a prosthetic leg and regained her ability to walk on her own. The medical staff's compassion and support sparked Fadumo's interest in the healthcare field.

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